Synonyms of bust


1. flop, bust, fizzle, failure

usage: a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"

2. female chest, bust, thorax, chest, pectus

usage: the chest of a woman

3. bust, sculpture

usage: a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

4. bust, tear, binge, bout, revel, revelry

usage: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"


1. break, bust, destroy, ruin

usage: ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"

2. raid, bust, attack, assail

usage: search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

3. tear, rupture, snap, bust, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

4. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart, decay, crumble, dilapidate

usage: go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

5. burst, bust, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"


1. broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke, poor (vs. rich)

usage: lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"

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Definition and meaning of bust (Dictionary)