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busting

verb
present participle of 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
  • the butterfingered husband had busted more plates than he cared to remember

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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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“Busting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/busting. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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