1. [ verb ] ruin completely
Synonyms: break

"He busted my radio!"

Related terms: repair destroy break_down bust_up sever analyze disassemble disassemble chip break breakage buster break
2. [ noun ] (fine art) a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
Related terms: sculpture
3. [ verb ] break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
Synonyms: burst

"The dam burst"

Related terms: break shatter
4. [ verb ] go to pieces
Synonyms: wear_out wear fall_apart break

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Related terms: decay fray chip chip crash crash wear_away wear_away whittle_away break wear
5. [ noun ] a complete failure
Synonyms: flop

"the play was a dismal flop"

Related terms: failure turkey break
6. [ verb ] separate or cause to separate abruptly
Synonyms: tear snap rupture

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

Related terms: separate rend lacerate shred level shred pan rip snap tear
7. [ verb ] (military) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
Synonyms: raid

"The police raided the crack house"

Related terms: attack foray
8. [ adjective ] lacking funds
Synonyms: broke stony-broke stone-broke skint

"`skint' is a British slang term"

Related terms: poor
9. [ noun ] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
Synonyms: bender binge toot booze-up bout tear

"they went on a bust that lasted three days"

Related terms: revel piss-up gorge
Similar spelling:   busty