• She bust her old sides in the attempt
    She bust her old sides in the attempt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj busted out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken') "a broken washing machine","the coke machine is broken","the coke machine is busted"
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Sat staring up at the busts Sat staring up at the busts

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • busted Broken; bankrupt; ruined: as, a busted bank; a busted miner.
    • busted Adorned with busts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Busted breasted: adorned with busts
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  • Joe Bamford
    Joe Bamford
    “Frankly, I don't want to see a rapid upturn. I want it to hold until some of these idiotic competitors go bust.”
  • David Crosby
    David Crosby
    “I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.”
  • Josh Billings
    “The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.”


Bust my chops - When someone says that they're not going to bust their chops, it means they are not going to work that hard or make much effort.
Busted flush - Someone or something that had great potential but ended up a useless failure is a busted flush.
Go bust - If a company goes bust, it goes bankrupt.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. buste; It. and Sp. busto.


In literature:

In a corner, upon a handsome pedestal, stands Powers' bust of Proserpine, of which uncle was especially proud.
"The Story of a Summer" by Cecilia Cleveland
She had a heart to bust an' you busted it for fair.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
When de levee busted dat kinda freed me.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Sumpin' bust loose in me and sing all thru my head and tingle in my fingers.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
They've busted more than one rancher up in the mountains.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
We'll jus' nacherally bust him all to pieces; we'll learn him the big lesson of life; we'll make a man out'n him yet.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
Mine's just got busted recent.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
They were the busts of Frederick the Great and Napoleon, on whose foreheads beamed the same radiant light.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
This artistic tableau is a living representation of the bust of Proserpine by Powers.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
All day long she worked on the bust.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Give us that one skate that isn't busted, Rose, and we'll make a skate wagon.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
A bust of Buller is in Westminster Abbey, and another was unveiled at Liskeard in 1905.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
It's a fight to a finish and I don't care who knows it, I'm going to bust him if it takes my last cent.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
In the Temple of the Muses, are exquisite busts of Homer and Socrates.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
I bet ye a fip ef hit wus a show with hosses an' gals ur singin' niggurs he'd bust a biler to go.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
My attention was on that busted sign!
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
But here we were bust, so far as I could tell, on the rocks, swamped, stranded and wrecked.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
The banks would all go busted and business would stop.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Some years ago I was offered by an English dealer a wax bust of Flora, which I saw in a moment was by LEONARDO DA VINCI.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
You'll prove it before a jury, or I'll sue yuh for libel and bust yuh.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower

In poetry:

Dearer to me, thou pile of dust!
Tho' with the wild flow'r simply crown'd,
Than the vast dome or beauteous bust,
By genius form'd, by wit renown'd.
"To The Tomb Of A Friend" by Sir John Carr
Prince, it's clear a spice like clove
can drop its guard. It won't be busted.
There's just one thing these people serve:
Always, never asking, mustard.
"Ballade 2" by Eustache Deschamps
``I am the fountain of wealth, titles, power,
'Tis I ordain the pedestal and bust,
When there doth toll the inevitable hour,
The hour of death and dust.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
He got so sloppy and peddled so loose
He busted himself and cooked his own goose
Took the reward for the opium load
Seizing his own haul which same he resold
"CIA Dope Calypso" by Allen Ginsberg
But Sally stood out at the pictures
Yes, Sally stood out like a star
But one night she cussed when her shoulder strap bust
And she stood out a trifle too far.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
"Which my name is Bowers, and my crust was busted
Falling down a shaft in Calaveras County;
But I'd take it kindly if you'd send the pieces
Home to old Missouri!"
"To The Pliocene Skull" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

3 Daytona Beach Stores Busted For EBT Fraud.
Ten Thoughts on the Causes of the Bubble and Bust.
We explain most of the key trends–booms and busts, inflation and deflation , innovation and the adoption of innovations–in terms of the predictable things people do as they age.
One significant point he makes relevant to my book, Slow Burn is that the CIA's vaunted Phoenix Program was a bust and a fake.
Jessica Alba is known as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, but she showed her sillier side when she busting out some dance moves on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show Monday night, and RadarOnline.com has the clip.
Before the housing bust, mortgage delinquencies were running at less than 2% nationally.
Region could boom or bust depending on 'fiscal cliff'.
Farmers in Minnesota got a head start on planting their corn this year, and are hoping for a bin-busting harvest.
Reiki busts stress with energy.
For Lady Arm Wrestlers, It's Brawn Or Bust.
The 1960s of Shout isn't the era of revolution for the hell of it, wild and woolly locks, tie-dye, raucous pleasure, ragged form-busting music and lots of dope — though pot does eventually enter this world.
Pentagon-funded researchers have come up with a new plan for busting leakers: Spot them by how they search, and then entice the secret-spillers with decoy documents that will give them away.
Randy Travis Busted for Public Drunkenness .
She can do no wrong and can look however she wants to as long as she keeps busting the roof off arenas everywhere.
Duce 's Wild: South Bend or bust: the 24-hour journey from Provo to watch BYU-Notre Dame in 1994.

In science:

Bender, C. M., Brandt, S. F., Chen, J.-H. & Wang, Q. 2005 Ghost busting: PT-symmetric interpretation of the Lee model.
PT symmetry as a necessary and sufficient condition for unitary time evolution
We find this perturbation ro(0001) surface of SiO2 bust for small horizontal shifts of the graphene layer with respect to the substrate.
Role of covalent and metallic intercalation on the electronic properties of epitaxial graphene on SiC(0001)
Hence Ts′ bust have a spin one intertwiner at v((cid:3)).
Consistency Check on Volume and Triad Operator Quantisation in Loop Quantum Gravity II
Fig. 5.— Left panel: the maximum density of the circum-bust-medium so that Rγ < Rd for synchrotron solutions with α = 1/3 and for a burst with νγ = 100 keV, fγ = 1 mJy, tγ = 1 s & ta = tγ .
A general scheme for modeling gamma-ray burst prompt emission
Section 4 defines our loop busting semantics LB.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
In (a) we made φ = 0, i.e. we used the loop-busting set Bφ .
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
They are the same as our loop-busting sets, but they are used differently.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
The loop-buster set B2 was introduced to bust two loops.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
The loop {α, β , γ , δ} and the loop {γ , φ}. δ was included to bust the first loop and γ was included to bust the second loop.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
The above considerations show that the definition of minimal relative loop-busting sets needs to be adjusted.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
Let A = (S, R) be an argumentation net being a complete loop as in Definition 7 and let B be a loop-busting subset of S (of some sort M).
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
We now define the family of LB semantics and identify the loop-busting counterpart of CF2.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
In the application area of argumentation, these protocols will be different loop-busting protocols LB(M).
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
In the case of equations arising from argumentation networks, these sets Bi will be loop-busting sets.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
Let us now proceed with more concepts leading the way to the full definition of our loop-busting LB semantics.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics