Synonyms of bust in English

: bust1bust2

bust1


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noun

1‘a woman with a large bust’

SYNONYMS

chest, bosom, breasts

technical mammary glands, mammae

informal boobs, boobies, tits, titties, knockers, bazookas, melons, jubblies, bubbies, orbs, globes, jugs

British informal bristols, charlies, baps

North American informal bazooms, casabas, chichis, hooters

Australian informal norks

archaic dugs, paps, embonpoint

2‘a bust of Julius Caesar’

SYNONYMS

sculpture, carving, effigy, three-dimensional representation

statue, torso, head


Synonyms of bust in English

: bust1bust2

bust2


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verb

1‘he had bust the clip that held the lid up’

SYNONYMS

break, crack, snap, fracture, shatter, smash, smash to smithereens, fragment, splinter

informal disintegrate, fall to bits, fall to pieces

informal split, burst, rupture

informal tear, rend, sever, separate, divide

informal, rare shiver

2‘he promised to bust the mafia’

SYNONYMS

overthrow, destroy, bring about the downfall of, topple, bring down, bring low, ruin, break, overturn, overcome, defeat, purge, get rid of, oust, unseat, dislodge, eject, supplant

ANTONYMS

perpetuate, support

3‘two roadies were busted for drugs’

See arrest

4‘my apartment got busted’

SYNONYMS

raid, search, make a search of, swoop on, make a raid on

North American informal do over


Phrases

    go bust

      ‘his haulage business went bust and he owes £120,000’

      SYNONYMS

      fail, collapse, crash, go under, founder, be ruined, cave in

      go bankrupt, become insolvent, cease trading, go into receivership, go into liquidation, be liquidated, be wound up

      informal

      go broke, go bump, go to the wall, go belly up, come a cropper, flop, flatline

      bust