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bust

noun [C]
 
 
/bʌst/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE
a period of slow economic activity and lack of growth: Each of the previous booms in real house prices was followed by a bust. Employment soared during the 90s, only to plunge by nearly a third in the bust. the dot-com/housing/oil bust →  Compare boom noun
informal a failure: Our attempt to start a new company was a complete bust.
→  See also boom and bust
Translations of “bust”
in Spanish busto, pecho…
in French poitrine, buste…
in German die Büste…
in Chinese (Traditional) 胸部, (女子的)胸部,胸圍…
in Russian бюст…
in Turkish meme, göğüs, büst…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胸部, (女子的)胸部,胸围…
in Polish biust, popiersie…
(Definition of bust noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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