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English adjective: bust

1. bust lacking funds

Samples`skint' is a British slang term.

Synonymsbroke, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke



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!.


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.


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.


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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