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Definición de “bust” en inglés

bust

noun [C] uk   /bʌst/ us  

bust noun [C] (BREASTS)

a woman's breasts, or the measurement around a woman's breasts and back: I couldn't find anything in the shop in my bust size.

bust noun [C] (HEAD)

a model of the head and shoulders of a person: There was a bust of Mahler on his desk.

bust noun [C] (ARREST)

slang an occasion when police arrest people who are thought to have broken the law: In their latest drugs bust police entered a warehouse where cocaine dealers were meeting.

bust

verb [T] uk   /bʌst/ (bust or US busted, bust or US busted) us  

bust verb [T] (BREAK)

US informal to break something: Oh no! I've bust his MP3 player.

bust verb [T] (ARREST)

US slang When the police bust a person, they arrest them, or when they bust a building or a place, they arrest people in it who they believe are breaking the law: The police busted him because they think he's involved with a terrorist group.
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bust

adjective [after verb] uk   /bʌst/ (US also busted) informal us  

bust adjective [after verb] (BROKEN)

broken: I think my watch is bust.

bust adjective [after verb] (BUSINESS)

go bust If a company goes bust, it is forced to close because it is financially unsuccessful: More than 20 companies in the district went bust during the last three months.
(Definition of bust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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