Definition of bust upinformal
- Their marriage busted up after three years.
- Didn't you hear? They busted up.
- His gambling problem busted up their marriage.
- The police busted the party up.
: a sculptured representation of the upper part of the human figure including the head and neck and usually part of the shoulders and breast
: the upper part of the human torso between neck and waist
: to break or smash especially with force
: to bring an end to : break up
: to ruin financially
: a hearty drinking session
: a complete failure : flop
: bankrupt, broke
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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