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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 ?
It's perishing cold; and if I'm no mistaken, they're busking the Covenant for sea.
Hardy musician Steven Lockmoore distracted people from the downpour with a rousing set on Huddersfield's King Street to advertise the film, Busking Turf Wars.
COMMUTERS freaked out when they saw Chic star Nile Rodgers busking yesterday.
MaKiNg Movement The deal and release in the summer follows eight years of paying their dues the old-fashioned way - from busking on the streets of Dublin to being asked to guest for some of the biggest touring acts in the world, including the Rolling Stones.
started off busking together on the streets of Chester - the first time they went busking, they booked a few gigs.
MUSICAL Norman Evans MBE has collected his latest PS1,800 from his busking exploits in a Redcar supermarket.
MUSIC fans were taken on a musical journey as pop singer Passenger performed an impromptu busking set in Birmingham.
SHOPPERS were surprised to see Sir Tom Jones busking as he showed his acts how it is done ahead of this weekend's live heat of The Voice.
SOUTH Wales musicians have sounded their support for electric guitar player Buster Crofton, who is banned from busking in the city centre.
Lee Bonkers Cattermole STRANGE VIDEO: Shane Long busks Wonderwall on Baggies Christmas trip to Dublin They should stick to busking.
The team comprises two permanent members: Sara Santos, Maths Busking and Ken Fraquhar, Inspirational Science Theatre Company.