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verb [transitive] informal bust pronunciation in British English /bʌst/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebusting
past tensebust or busted
past participlebust or busted
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  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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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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