Synonyms of bust in English:

bust1

noun

  • 1 an empire waistline accentuates the bust
  • 2 a bust of Caesar
    sculpture, carving, effigy, statue; head and shoulders
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    Synonyms of bust in English:

    bust2

    informal

    verb

  • 1 I didn't mean to bust your DVD player
    break, smash, fracture, shatter, crack, disintegrate, snap; split, burst
  • 2 he promised to bust the counterfeit ring
    overthrow, destroy, topple, bring down, ruin, break, overturn, overcome, defeat, get rid of, oust, dislodge
  • 3 they were busted for drugs See arrest (sense 1) of the verb)
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  • 1 a cache of guns was discovered in the bust
    raid, search
    informal takedown, shakedown
  • Phrases

    go bust

    their flower shop went bustfailcollapsefoldgo underfoundergo bankruptgo into receivershipgo into liquidationbe wound up informalcrashgo brokego belly upflopbomb

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