bust - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] informal 

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/bʌst/
present tense
I/you/we/theybust
he/she/itbusts
present participlebusting
past tensebust or busted
past participlebust or busted
  1. 2
    [usually passive] if someone is busted, they are arrested, especially for offences relating to drugs
    bust someone for something:

    He’s been busted for drug trafficking.

  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    4
    bust a move/some moves to dance

    Dermot is busting some moves for 24 hours, all in aid of Comic Relief.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2015

phrasal verbs