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bust

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2 something that has failed
  • The first movie was a hit, but the sequel was an unexpected bust.
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3 slang the act of taking into one's control by authority of law
  • The police made a big bust last night.
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bust

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1 to bring to a lower grade or rank
  • The commander threatened to bust her for failing to salute.
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2 to cause to lose one's fortune and become unable to pay one's debts
  • Gambling is a dangerous habit that has busted many unfortunate souls.
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3 to cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly
  • He dropped his phone and busted it.
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4 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • Watch your mouth or I'll bust you in the nose.
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hang one on

5 slang to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • The cops busted them for creating a nuisance.
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6 to use up all the physical energy of
  • I had to bust my butt in order to get the project done on time.
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wear to a frazzle

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