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[n] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
[n] a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
[n] a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
[adj] lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"
[v] break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
[v] go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
[v] ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
[v] separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
[v] search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

Misc. Definitions

\Bust\ (b[u^]st), n. [F. buste, fr. It. busto; cf. LL. busta, bustula, box, of the same origin as E. box a case; cf., for the change of meaning, E. chest. See {Bushel}.]
1. A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast. Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust The faithless column, and the crumbling bust. --Pope.
2. The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.

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