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Synonyms for bust
bʌst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flop, bust, fizzle(noun)

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

    Synonyms:
    flop, hiss, floating-point operation, dud, tear, bout, hissing, washout, sibilation, collapse, binge, fizzle, hushing, female chest

    Antonyms:
    rich

  2. female chest, bust(noun)

    the chest of a woman

    Synonyms:
    flop, binge, female chest, fizzle, tear, bout

    Antonyms:
    rich

  3. bust(noun)

    a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

    Synonyms:
    flop, binge, female chest, fizzle, tear, bout

    Antonyms:
    rich

  4. bust, tear, binge, bout(adj)

    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

    Synonyms:
    flop, rip, snag, round, bout, split, tear, teardrop, orgy, binge, fizzle, female chest, rent, splurge, turn

    Antonyms:
    rich

  5. broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke(verb)

    lacking funds

    "`skint' is a British slang term"

    Synonyms:
    skint, broke, stony-broke, stone-broke

    Antonyms:
    rich

  6. break, bust(verb)

    ruin completely

    "He busted my radio!"

    Synonyms:
    rupture, demote, kick downstairs, tear, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, split up, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, soften, expose, pause, fail, smash, erupt, wear out, weaken, get around, go bad, break up, recrudesce, transgress, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, crack, ruin, dampen, break, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, break dance, stop, intermit, divulge, breach, check, snap off, damp, violate, infract, give, fracture, bring out, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, burst, wear, raid, bump, snap, go against, discover, develop, let out

    Antonyms:
    rich

  7. raid, bust(verb)

    search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

    "The police raided the crack house"

    Synonyms:
    tear, rupture, wear, wear out, foray into, snap, raid, break, fall apart, burst

    Antonyms:
    rich

  8. tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

    "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

    Synonyms:
    wear out, buck, snatch up, click, fall apart, shoot, burst, flick, deplume, break down, crack, displume, pluck, photograph, break, shoot down, lose it, tear, raid, pull, wear, charge, snap, snatch, deplumate, snarl, rupture

    Antonyms:
    rich

  9. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart(verb)

    go to pieces

    "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

    Synonyms:
    crack, raid, tire out, break away, give way, hold out, soften, reveal, develop, unwrap, conk out, assume, jade, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, tire, break out, separate, don, split, give away, damp, wear off, smash, get into, interrupt, have on, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, wear down, break-dance, break up, check, wear thin, give out, break in, give, split up, wear upon, better, burst, go bad, endure, rupture, breach, break off, disclose, erupt, weary, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fatigue, break down, fall in, tear, put on, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, fag out, offend, kick downstairs, bear, part, infract, outwear, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, go to pieces, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, snap, wear

    Antonyms:
    rich

  10. burst, bust(verb)

    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

    "The dam burst"

    Synonyms:
    wear out, bristle, abound, tear, collapse, break open, break, snap, raid, erupt, wear, burst, split, fall apart, explode, rupture

    Antonyms:
    rich

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pleite, chest, fiasco, arrest, flop, bankruptcy, collapse, debacle

How to pronounce bust?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say bust in sign language?

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How to use bust in a sentence?

  1. Jim Jordan:

    Democrats have been trying to impeach the President since the beginning of this Congress, michael Cohens testimony was a bust. John Deans testimony was a waste of time. The Robert Muellers report did not live up to the hype.

  2. Dick Cheney:

    He's lately become a reminder to me that we don't always get exactly what we want in politics, you got the job with actual power and authority. And I got a very nice marble bust.

  3. National Museum of Antiquities:

    The piece of sculpture is pretty damaged, that is why it was decided to supplement the disappeared parts, such as nose and chin, on the basis of second portraiti of Julius Caesar : the so-called Tusculum bust.

  4. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    Im thankful that the person who located the bag did the right thing and called us, these are dangerous narcotics and could be deadly in the wrong hands. TRINITARIOS GANG BUST IN BOSTON SUBURB NETS 79 GUNS, 32 ARRESTS : FEDS Officials said the beach was searched, but no additional bags were found. Neighboring law enforcement agencies were notified of the narcotics so that they could check their beaches. The drugs discovered on the beach Friday were entered into evidence and will eventually be destroyed. Neat told FOX35 that the cocaine in the bag could be worth between.

  5. Nikhil Gupta:

    For the first time in a decade - which includes the boom period and the bust period also - REER is moving up and exports are moving down.


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