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Definition 1: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they went on a bust that lasted three days

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) unrestrained merrymaking

(... is a kind of bust ) vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking

Definition 2: a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person - [noun denoting artifact]

(bust is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional work of plastic art

Definition 3: the chest of a woman - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

(... is part of bust) the body of a female human being

Definition 4: a complete failure - [noun denoting event]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the play was a dismal flop

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

(... is a kind of bust ) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual

"the first experiment was a real turkey" "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"

Definition 5: break open or apart suddenly and forcefully - [verb of change]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dam burst

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(... is a kind of bust ) break into many pieces

"The wine glass shattered"

Definition 6: go to pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lawn mower finally broke
  • The gears wore out
  • The old chair finally fell apart completely

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

(... is a kind of bust ) wear away by rubbing

"The friction frayed the sleeve"

(bust has a similar meaning as ...) ruin completely

"He busted my radio!"

Definition 7: ruin completely - [verb of contact]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He busted my radio!

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

(... is a kind of bust ) cause to fall or collapse

(bust has a similar meaning as ...) go to pieces

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Definition 8: separate or cause to separate abruptly - [verb of contact]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The rope snapped
  • tear the paper

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

(... is a kind of bust ) cut or tear irregularly

(... is a kind of bust ) tear or be torn violently

"The curtain ripped from top to bottom" "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

(... is a kind of bust ) tear into shreds

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police raided the crack house

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

Definition 10: lacking funds - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `skint' is a British slang term

Synonyms for bust in the sense of this definition

(bust is similar to ...) having little money or few possessions

"deplored the gap between rich and poor countries" "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

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