bust

Definition of bust

Pronunciation: bŭst
n.1.A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.
Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust
The faithless column, and the crumbling bust.
- Pope.
2.The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.
3.A woman's bosom{2}.
v. t.1.To arrest, for committing a crime; - often used in the passive; as, the whole gang got busted.
v. i.1.To break or burst.
2.(Card Playing) In blackjack, to draw a card that causes one's total to exceed twenty-one.
3.To go bankrupt.
to go bust
to go bankrupt.
or bust
or collapse from the effort; - used in phrases expressing determination to do something; as, Oregon or bust, meaning "We will get to Oregon or die trying."

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