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English definition of “bust”

bust

adjective
 
 
/bʌst/
go bust If a business goes bust, it stops trading because it does not have enough money: His company went bust, leaving huge debts.Starting, succeeding and failing in businessNot functioning
UK informal (US busted,
 
US  /ˈbʌstɪd/)
broken:
My phone's bust - can I use yours?Not functioningTearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of bust adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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