bust(redirected from bust (someone's) balls)
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breast bust bosom
A woman's breasts are the two soft, round pieces of flesh on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby.
A woman's breasts can be referred to as her bust, especially when you are talking about their size. Note that bust refers to both breasts together. You do not talk about a woman's 'busts'.
Bust is also used to talk about the measurement around the top part of a woman's body at the level of her breasts.
A woman's breasts can also be referred to as her bosom /'bʊzəm/. This is an old-fashioned or literary word.
Bust can be a verb, an adjective, or a noun. The past tense and past participle of the verb is either bust or busted.
If you bust something, you break or damage it so badly that it cannot be used. Note that you only use bust with this meaning in conversation. You do not use it in formal writing.
In informal English, if someone is busted, the police arrest them.
In conversation, if you say that something is bust, you mean that it is broken or very badly damaged.
Note that in American English, the adjective is busted not 'bust'.
If a company goes bust, it loses so much money that it is forced to close down. You do not use this expression in formal English.
A woman's bust is her breasts.
Past participle: bust
|Noun||1.||bust - a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"|
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
|2.||bust - the chest of a woman |
female body - the body of a female human being
|3.||bust - a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person|
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
|4.||bust - an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"|
piss-up - vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking
|Verb||1.||bust - ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"|
fall apart, wear out, bust, wear, break - go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
break down - cause to fall or collapse
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
|2.||bust - search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"|
|3.||bust - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"|
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
lacerate - cut or tear irregularly
rend, rip, rive, pull - tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
|4.||bust - go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"|
|5.||bust - break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"|
shatter - break into many pieces; "The wine glass shattered"
|Adj.||1.||bust - lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"|
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
to bust a gut → echar los bofes
to bust one's ass (US) → ir de culo
the police busted him for drugs → la policía lo agarró por cuestión de drogas, la policía lo trincó por cuestión de drogas (Sp)
the police busted the place → la policía hizo una redada en el local
to go bust → faire faillite