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busk

 (bŭsk)
intr.v. busked, busk·ing, busks
To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.

[Earlier, to be an itinerant performer, probably from busk, to go about seeking, cruise as a pirate, perhaps from obsolete French busquer, to prowl, from Italian buscare, to prowl, or Spanish buscar, to seek, from Old Spanish boscar.]

busk′er n.

busk

(bʌsk)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a strip of whalebone, wood, steel, etc, inserted into the front of a corset to stiffen it
2. (Clothing & Fashion) archaic or dialect the corset itself
[C16: from Old French busc, probably from Old Italian busco splinter, stick, of Germanic origin]

busk

(bʌsk)
vb
(Music, other) (intr) Brit to make money by singing, dancing, acting, etc, in public places, as in front of theatre queues
[C20: perhaps from Spanish buscar to look for]
ˈbusker n
ˈbusking n

busk

(bʌsk)
vb (tr)
1. to make ready; prepare
2. to dress or adorn
[C14: from Old Norse būask, from būa to make ready, dwell; see bower1]

busk

(bʌsk)

v.i.
Chiefly Brit. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place.
[1850–55; probably < Polari < Italian buscare to procure, get, gain < Sp buscar to look for]
busk′er, n.

busk


Past participle: busked
Gerund: busking

Imperative
busk
busk
Present
I busk
you busk
he/she/it busks
we busk
you busk
they busk
Preterite
I busked
you busked
he/she/it busked
we busked
you busked
they busked
Present Continuous
I am busking
you are busking
he/she/it is busking
we are busking
you are busking
they are busking
Present Perfect
I have busked
you have busked
he/she/it has busked
we have busked
you have busked
they have busked
Past Continuous
I was busking
you were busking
he/she/it was busking
we were busking
you were busking
they were busking
Past Perfect
I had busked
you had busked
he/she/it had busked
we had busked
you had busked
they had busked
Future
I will busk
you will busk
he/she/it will busk
we will busk
you will busk
they will busk
Future Perfect
I will have busked
you will have busked
he/she/it will have busked
we will have busked
you will have busked
they will have busked
Future Continuous
I will be busking
you will be busking
he/she/it will be busking
we will be busking
you will be busking
they will be busking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been busking
you have been busking
he/she/it has been busking
we have been busking
you have been busking
they have been busking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been busking
you will have been busking
he/she/it will have been busking
we will have been busking
you will have been busking
they will have been busking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been busking
you had been busking
he/she/it had been busking
we had been busking
you had been busking
they had been busking
Conditional
I would busk
you would busk
he/she/it would busk
we would busk
you would busk
they would busk
Past Conditional
I would have busked
you would have busked
he/she/it would have busked
we would have busked
you would have busked
they would have busked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.busk - play music in a public place and solicit money for it; "three young men were busking in the plaza"
play - play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
Translations

busk

[bʌsk] VI (Brit) → tocar música (en la calle)

busk

[ˈbʌsk] vi (British) (= play instrument) → jouer dans la rue (= sing) → chanter dans la rue

busk

[bʌsk] visuonare (or cantare) per le strade
References in classic literature ?
But the knife had fortunately, we ought to say skillfully, come in contact with the steel busk, which at that period, like a cuirass, defended the chests of women.
When a town celebrates the busk," says he, "having previously provided themselves with new clothes, new pots, pans, and other household utensils and furniture, they collect all their worn out clothes and other despicable things, sweep and cleanse their houses, squares, and the whole town of their filth, which with all the remaining grain and other old provisions they cast together into one common heap, and consume it with fire.
Now busk ye, my merry men all," quoth he, "and bring forth the best we have, both of meat and wine, for his worship the Sheriff hath feasted me in Nottingham Guild Hall today, and I would not have him go back empty.
That how she was as handsome a lady, ma'am, as lived, no matter wheres, and a busk like marble itself.
Throughout the Pacific, and also in Nantucket, and New Bedford, and Sag Harbor, you will come across lively sketches of whales and whaling-scenes, graven by the fishermen themselves on Sperm Whale-teeth, or ladies' busks wrought out of the Right Whale-bone, and other like skrimshander articles, as the whalemen call the numerous little ingenious contrivances they elaborately carve out of the rough material, in their hours of ocean leisure.
As every one knows, these same hogs' bristles, fins, whiskers, blinds, or whatever you please, furnish to the ladies their busks and other stiffening contrivances.
Jake Holt, Busk Idol 2006 winner, will attend the final where he will sing and present the winner with their prize.
As crowds of bemused tube passengers walked past his first goodbye performance yesterday he said, 'We have given ourselves 80 days to busk our way around the world paying for everything - food, travel, accommodation - we don't have a penny.
Busk founder member Pat Harris said: ``The buses do not have anti-crush roofs, no lap/diagonal three point seat belts, no luggage provision, inadequate emergency exits with no roof hatches if the bus rolls, and a lack of high backed seats, which protect a child's neck and head.
As Stuart's inquest has yet to be concluded, she was unable to comment on whether Busk was preparing a campaign for corporate manslaughter charges over the crash.
Busk Conlan grew up down the street from Ray in North Shields and has worked with a number of blues and soul acts.