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verb [transitive] informal bust pronunciation in British English /bʌst/ 
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present tense
present participlebusting
past tensebust or busted
past participlebust or busted
  1. 1
    to break or damage something very badly

    I busted my knee playing basketball.

    Thieves busted the lock and damaged the sliding door.

  2. 3



    bust up

    to stop an activity or organization from continuing to happen or exist

    Businessmen hired mobsters to bust the unions.

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