Meaning of “bust” - Learner’s Dictionary

bust

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

to break or damage something:

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

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)