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bust1

Pronunciation: /bʌst/

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bust2

Pronunciation: /bʌst/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (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]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun/nombre

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (bankrupt) [colloquial/familiar] to go bust quebrar*, ir(se)* a la bancarrota, fundirse (Peru/Perú) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] 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

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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