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bust
British English: /bʌst/
American English: /bəst/

Translation of bust in French:

noun

  • 6 (American English) [informal] (punch)

adjective

[informal]

transitive verb prét, pp bust ou busted

[informal]
  • 2
    (police) (break up) démanteler (organization, drugs ring etc)
    (raid) faire une descente dans (premises)
    (arrest) épingler [informal] (suspect)
  • 3 (financially)
    ruiner (person, firm)
  • 4 (American English) [informal] (demote)
    rétrograder (soldier, policeman) (to au rang de)
  • 5 (esp (American English) ) (hit)
    flanquer un coup ( or des coups) à [informal]

intransitive verb prét, pp bust ou busted

[informal]
  • 1Brighton or bust!
    c'est parti pour Brighton, quoi qu'il arrive!

Idioms

to bust a gut doing something

[informal]
se donner un mal de chien pour faire quelque chose [informal]

to bust one's ass doing something

[slang]
se casser le cul pour faire quelque chose [slang]

Phrasal verbs

bust up

[informal]
1 bust up
(couple)
rompre
(friends)
se brouiller
2 bust [something] up, bust up [something]
flanquer en l'air [informal] (meeting, party, relationship)

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