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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
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