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a. Smashed or broken: busted glass; a busted rib.
b. Out of order; inoperable: a busted vending machine.
2. Bankrupt or out of funds: I'd offer to pay, but I'm busted.
3. Tamed or broken: a busted bronco.
4. Slang Placed under arrest.
informal caught out doing something wrong and therefore in trouble: you are so busted.
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|Adj.||1.||busted - out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"