Meaning of “bust” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /bʌst/ past tense and past participle bust, US busted informal

to break or damage something:

The cops had to bust the door down to get in.

If the police bust someone, they catch them and accuse them of a crime:

[ often passive ] He was busted for selling drugs.

(Definition of “bust verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)