busted


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bust·ed

 (bŭs′tĭd)
adj.
1. Slang
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.

busted

(ˈbʌstəd)
adj
informal caught out doing something wrong and therefore in trouble: you are so busted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
Look here, Daylight," she said, in a low voice, "you're busted.
Busted I came into the world, busted I go out, and I've been busted most of the time since I arrived.
I'm busted higher'n a kite, and I'm hittin' the trail for Dyea--"
You-all'll think all hell's busted loose when that strike is made.
I've seen Daylight do fifty miles up on the Koyokuk on a day when the thermometer busted at seventy-two.
Wunst I had foteen dollars, but I tuck to specalat'n', en got busted out.
Dey wuz a nigger name' Bob, dat had ketched a wood- flat, en his marster didn' know it; en I bought it off'n him en told him to take de thirty-five dollars when de en' er de year come; but somebody stole de wood-flat dat night, en nex day de one-laigged nigger say de bank's busted.
Just a rubbish-pile of bat- tered corpses and a barrel or two of busted hardware.
I hate to beg, like a dog without bone, but I'm busted
Sadly not, but the signs are good that Busted and Take That will appear on new BBC talent show Let It Shine.
BUSTED have reformed and will visit Wales next year as part of their UK tour.