There are 3 translations of bust in Spanish:

bust1

Pronunciation: /bʌst/

vt (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado busted or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , bust)

  • 1.1 (break) [colloquial/familiar] [window/machine] romper* the door was locked, so we busted it open como la puerta estaba cerrada con llave, la abrimos a golpes 1.2
    (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado busted)
    (raid) [slang/argot] [person] agarrar [colloquial/familiar], trincar* (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]; [premises] hacer* una redada en
    1.3
    (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado busted)
    (bankrupt) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], dejar sin un centavo or (in Spain also/en España también) sin blanca or (in Mexico also/en México también) sin un quinto
    1.4
    (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado busted)
    (punch) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], darle* un puñetazo a
    1.5
    (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado busted)

    bust (down)

    (demote) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], degradar

vi (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado busted or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , bust)

  • [colloquial/familiar] [object/machine] romperse*, estropearse, sonar* (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Only broken furniture, busted doorways, and bloodstains.
    • You skip around the back and quietly encourage the locks to take a break, while I bust the front door lock.
    • I've split my lip and busted my eyebrow, but luckily I haven't broken any bones.
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    • All three, moreover, are certain that Eliska is just after mom's dough, so they conspire to bust up the couple, eventually and alarmingly concluding that one of them should bed mom's girlfriend.
    • Another chance to bust up the happy couple is thrown away.
    • One wonders how an ad might read when the relationship inevitably busts up.
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    • We are sending a loud and clear message: ‘Union busting no way!’
    • And are there factions within business who don't embrace the union busting agenda that we can work with constructively?
    • The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always, always attack.
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    • Passport control officers entered the train, and immediately started busting the chops of everyone in our cabin.
    • I was so angry, I could have busted his knee cap, broken his jaw, and broken his arms, but I controlled myself.
    • He needs some nurturing as he got in a fight at work last night and now has a smashed nose and busted up lip.
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    • Later in 1916 he busts out of a German PoW camp.
    • A serial bank robber busts out of prison, with a federal cop as an accidental hostage.
    • A soldier busts out of an outpost and you gun him down before he can do the same to you.
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    • If you're playing first base and you bust or get a Blackjack, don't wait for the other hands to be completed to have a completed count.
    • Solid citizens with stiffs don't lose any worse if a 17 is improved, and there seems to be a good chance that the dealer, drawing, will bust and pay everyone.
    • Seems staying pat and not busting, especially with a 16 against a seven, is the smarter play.
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    • Whether the police actually busted the premises, remains unknown.
    • This was an unusual investigation because most meth labs aren't busted by good police work.
    • In August 2001, the Delhi Police busted an international illegal exchange in Jasola Vihar.
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    • One third of Canadians arrested abroad were busted for drugs, making it the most commonly prosecuted offence.
    • A respected art dealer is busted for selling a Cheyenne war bonnet.
    • Not testing is cheaper and easier than testing, and your athletes are much less likely to be busted for doping.
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    • That soldier had already been busted to El and was on the short list for an administrative discharge.
    • First you go get yourself a silver star, then you get busted to private.
    • Eastwood plays ex-Lieutenant Kelly, who was busted down to private as a scapegoat for a failed mission.

Phrasal verbs

bust up

[colloquial/familiar]
verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (end) [relationship] romper*; (disrupt) [meeting] jorobar [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (wreck) hacer* polvo [colloquial/familiar], destrozar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio to bust up with sb 2.1 (separate) romper* con algn 2.2 (quarrel) pelearse con algn, tener* una bronca con algn [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day triunfal
adj
triumphal …
Cultural fact of the day

The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.

There are 3 translations of bust in Spanish:

bust2

n

  • 1 1.1 (sculpture) busto (masculine)
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    • Now the sculptor who made the bust is working on a statue of Nelson Mandela based on that visit to Bedford.
    • The room was decorated with fine eighteenth century art, sculptures and busts of previous political figures.
    • One is of a pair of figures from the shoulders up, looking at two sculpted busts that are, in shape and composition, an exact repetition of themselves.
    1.2 (bosom) busto (m), pecho (m) she's a 36-inch bust tiene 90 de busto
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    • We may be dismayed that a 15-year-old feels her sense of worth rests on the size of her bust, but haven't 15-year-old girls always felt like this?
    • But the products are expected to be snapped up by even more women keen to increase the size of their bust.
    • It's a particularly good shape to wear if you have a bigger bust.
  • 2 2.1 (collapse) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) caída (f), descalabro (m) 2.2 (raid) [slang/argot] redada (feminine)
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    • During the bust, police seized three kilograms of cocaine having an estimated street value of $255,000.
    • A suspected drug dealer was arrested during a dawn raid on his house, the latest in a series of weekly busts by Merton police.
    • The bust was made after police received a tip from the public.
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    • Here is a look at this year's potential first-round receivers, with their chances of being an NFL bust denoted by a risk factor.
    • Will the aforementioned ex-Browns D-linemen pan out or stay mired in bust status?
    • Mechanical failure made Wednesday and the rest of the week a bust for work, opening a surprise dead spot in my schedule.
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    • And a bust on the chops (for I would let him take the first swing) would be absolutely worth it if he got put away.
    • "Crazy as a loon!" said the big tunnel worker, and that got him a bust on the nose.
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    • Likewise recessions or economic busts are set in motion if people suddenly change their psychology and stop spending.
    • More recently we have relied on consumer spending to prop up the economy during the bust.
    • Cold Wars, Hot Wars, economic booms and busts, the rapacious scramble for resources: we hear the warnings of countries, the shouts of other countries in greedy triumph.

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Word of the day triunfal
adj
triumphal …
Cultural fact of the day

The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.

There are 3 translations of bust in Spanish:

bust3

adj

  • 1 1.1 (bankrupt) [colloquial/familiar] to go bust quebrar*, ir(se)* a la bancarrota, fundirse (Peru, River Plate area/Perú, Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • It's rare that an airline will go bust overnight, but it's still a good idea to know your options.
    • The survey revealed firms in Scotland are nearly half as likely to go bust than their English counterparts.
    • If the Government hadn't reversed some of the Bacon measures in the Budget, building firms would have gone bust by now.
    1.2 [Games/Juegos] (predicative/predicativo) anything higher than a six and I'm bust si me toca una carta más alta que seis me paso or me voy it's a gold medal or bust o la medalla de oro o nada
  • 2 (broken) (British English/inglés británico) busted
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    • Her face was bleeding with a bust lip and swollen eye.
    • The wakeful partner looks as if she was constructed piecemeal, again with a bust pendant from her broad shoulders.
    • It's about being stuck in the sticks with a bust radio, a girl called Megan and some wolfy things in the woodshed.

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Word of the day triunfal
adj
triumphal …
Cultural fact of the day

The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.