Definition of bundobust in English:


(also bandobast)


mass nounIndian
  • Arrangements or organization.

    ‘why all these big crowds and strict police bundobust, he wondered’
    • ‘The traffic bandobast seemed quite elaborate and it amazed us that this was done four times a week up and four times a week down.’
    • ‘As Honey came back with a plate of ‘bhurji’, a group of policemen, who were probably on bandobast duty for the Independence Day, surrounded her.’
    • ‘Police bandobast was tightened after these clashes between the two communities.’
    • ‘Vijay desperately tries to plug all possible loopholes in the bandobast around Delhi's airport, but neither the Intelligence sleuths nor the Police are able to hunt down Jalauddin and his men.’
    • ‘The Mumbai Police has organised a tight bandobast outside the BEST and BMC headquarters at Colaba and CST respectively.’
    • ‘Little did they know that you would have been appalled if you came to know that police bandobast for you was causing so much hardship to laypeople.’
    • ‘All they achieve is photo ops, sound bites and a major bandobast that totally totals rescue operations.’
    • ‘Well we did, and this time the policeman at the first bandobast allowed us to go to the hotel for lunch.’
    • ‘Our overworked, underpaid police have enough on their plates - morchas, bandobast, routine crime, VIP security and so on.’
    • ‘On the night of December 7 he had dinner at his parents' home and heard the news about the police bandobast and violence which had started in the Bhendi Bazaar area.’


Urdu, from Persian band-o-bast ‘tying and binding’.