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."
Just a rubbish-pile of bat- tered corpses and a barrel or two of busted hardware.
(KFSD) busts shops for selling unauthorized fire equipment KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced Saturday that a number of fire-fighting shops have been busted for selling unauthorized fire equipment.
Anti-narcotic agents also busted alleged shabu pushers Alvin Galang and Mark Joseph Maulion in Candelaria; Jayson Fabre in Sariaya; Reynante Quinan in Gumaca; Wilson De la Pena and Jessica Revelar in Tayabas City in separate buy-bust operations.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police busted 193 gangs of criminals and traced 18 blind murder cases during the current year, a police source said on Tuesday.
Is it a new supergroup called Take Busted? Sadly not, but the signs are good that Busted and Take That will appear on new BBC talent show Let It Shine.