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English adjective: bust

1. bust lacking funds


Samples`skint' is a British slang term.


Synonymsbroke, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke


Similarpoor


Antonymsrich


English noun: bust

1. bust (event) a complete failure


SamplesThe play was a dismal flop.


Synonymsfizzle, flop


Broader (hypernym)failure


Narrower (hyponym)bomb, dud, turkey

2. bust (body) the chest of a woman


Synonymsfemale chest


Broader (hypernym)chest, pectus, thorax


Part meronymfemale body

3. bust (artifact) a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person


Broader (hypernym)sculpture

4. bust (act) an occasion for excessive eating or drinking


SamplesThey went on a bust that lasted three days.


Synonymsbinge, bout, tear


Broader (hypernym)revel, revelry


Narrower (hyponym)piss-up


English verb: bust

1. bust (contact) ruin completely


SamplesHe busted my radio!.


Synonymsbreak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin


Narrower (hyponym)break down


Causebreak, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out


Verb groupbreak, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out


Antonymsbushel, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, doctor, touch on, restore

2. bust (social) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on


SamplesThe police raided the crack house.


Synonymsraid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assail, attack

3. bust (contact) separate or cause to separate abruptly


SamplesThe rope snapped.
Tear the paper.


Synonymsrupture, snap, tear


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate


Narrower (hyponym)lacerate, pull, rend, rip, rip up, rive, shred, tear up

4. bust (contact) go to pieces


SamplesThe lawn mower finally broke.
The gears wore out.
The old chair finally fell apart completely.


Synonymsbreak, fall apart, wear, wear out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate


Narrower (hyponym)fray, frazzle


Verb groupbreak, bust

5. bust (change) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully


SamplesThe dam burst.


Synonymsburst


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Narrower (hyponym)shatter









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