bust out

phrasal verb

busted out also bust out; busting out; busts out
: to begin (doing something) suddenly
She just busted out laughing.
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.
: to escape from a prison, jail, etc.
Two prisoners busted out of jail.

Examples of bust out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s hope Maldonado will bust out of his slump. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2024 Kardashian had a second bridal look For the couple’s reception, Kardashian slipped into something a little more comfortable (but no less gorgeous), busting out a Balmain mini dress by Oliver Rousteing. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Then, bust out your pencil and paper and do some math. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 Chopard/Jacob & Co. Some celebs weren’t afraid to bust out the bling this week. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 May 2024 Stray Kids staged a takeover of Good Morning America on Wednesday morning (May 15), dropping into the show’s New York studios to take a few questions from fans before busting out a performance of their new single. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 15 May 2024 Recall that in the club’s last winning era, the Orioles took an eight-game step back after busting out with 93 wins in 2012. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 3 May 2024 The dance floor-ready track that fuses hip-hop beats, EDM rhythms and smooth pop vocals seamlessly mashes up English and Korean as the women travel through a series of perilous situations while also busting out some classic choreo on a green screen stage in a black void. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 13 May 2024 That’s when Campbell saw Night, who must’ve started running as soon as the grizzly busted out of the brush. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 9 May 2024

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“Bust out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bust%20out. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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