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English definition of “bust”

bust

verb [T]
 
 
/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.Not functioningTearing and breaking into pieces
CATCH If the police bust someone, they catch them and accuse them of a crime: [often passive] He was busted for selling drugs.Arresting and charging
(Definition of bust verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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