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English definition of “bust”

bust

adjective     /bʌst/ informal FINANCE
go bust if a company goes bust, it is forced to close because it is financially unsuccessful : He believes that banks should be allowed to go bust. A thousand employees lost their jobs when the company went bust.
(Definition of bust adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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