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bust

noun [C]
 
 
/bʌst/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE
a period of slow economic activity and lack of growth: Each of the previous booms in real house prices was followed by a bust. Employment soared during the 90s, only to plunge by nearly a third in the bust. the dot-com/housing/oil bust →  Compare boom noun
informal a failure: Our attempt to start a new company was a complete bust.
→  See also boom and bust
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