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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