There are 2 main translations of bust in Italian:

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bust 1

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

noun

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There are 2 main translations of bust in Italian:

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bust 2
British English: /bʌst/
American English: /bəst/

transitive verb pass., p.pass. bust o busted

[informal]
  • 4 (American English) [informal] (demote)
    (soldier, policeman) to al rango di
  • 6 (American English)
    (horse)

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. bust o busted

[informal]
  • 1Brighton or bust!
    (si va a) Brighton a tutti i costi!

noun

adjective

[informal]
  • 2 (bankrupt) See examples:to go bust
    fare fallimento o fallire
    to be bust

Idioms

to bust a gut doing something

[informal]
rompersi la schiena a fare qualcosa

to bust one's ass doing something

[informal]
farsi il mazzo a fare qualcosa

Phrasal verbs

bust up

1 [informal] bust up
(friends)
picchiarsi, litigare
2 bust [something] up, bust up [something]
(meeting, party, relationship)

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