bust out

phrasal verb
busted out also bust out; busting out; busts out

Definition of bust out

informal
1 : to begin (doing something) suddenly She just busted out laughing.
2 bust out (something) or bust (something) out : to take (something) from the place where it is stored so that it can be used : to break out He busted out the champagne.
3 : to escape from a prison, jail, etc. Two prisoners busted out of jail.

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“Bust out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bust%20out. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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