Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bust”

See all translations

bust

verb [I/T]  /bʌst/ infml us  

bust verb [I/T] (BREAK)

to burst or break something: [I always + adv/prep] He busted out laughing. [M] The cops had to bust the door down. slang A person who is busted is caught doing something wrong, esp. caught by the police and accused of a crime.

bust

noun [C]  /bʌst/ us  

bust noun [C] (STATUE)

a statue of the upper part of a person’s body: a bust of George Washington

bust noun [C] (BREASTS)

a woman’s breasts, or the measurement around a woman’s body at the level of her breasts

bust noun [C] (BREAK)

slang an occasion when people are caught by the police and accused of a crime
(Definition of bust from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bust?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bust” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More