Synonyms for 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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