bust

bust
I. bust bust 1 [bʌst] adjective informal
FINANCE go bust if a business goes bust, it cannot continue to operate because it does not have enough money to pay its debts:

• The company eventually went bust, leaving debts of £7 million.

  [m0] II. bust bust 2 verb bust PTandPP
bust something → up phrasal verb [transitive] informal
to break a unit such as a company or department into parts, or to end it completely:

• The auto maker may have to bust up the finance unit or sharply limit the credit it extends to buyers and dealers.

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Ⅰ.
bust UK US /bʌst/ noun [C] ECONOMICS, FINANCE
a period of slow economic activity and lack of growth: »

Each of the previous booms in real house prices was followed by a bust.

»

Employment soared during the 90s, only to plunge by nearly a third in the bust.

»

the dot-com/housing/oil bust

Compare BOOM(Cf. ↑boom) noun
INFORMAL a failure: »

Our attempt to start a new company was a complete bust.

See also BOOM AND BUST(Cf. ↑boom and bust)
See Note BOOM AND BUST(Cf. ↑boom and bust)
Ⅱ.
bust UK US /bʌst/ adjective INFORMAL FINANCE
go bust — Cf. go bust

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • bust-up — n informal 1.) the end of a relationship bust up of ▪ the bust up of their marriage →bust up at ↑bust1 2.) BrE a very bad quarrel or fight ▪ Cathy and I had a real bust up yesterday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • bust — [n1] chest of human bosom, breast, chest, front; concept 392 bust [n2] arrest for illegal action apprehension, arrest, capture, cop, detention, nab, pickup, pinch, raid, search, seizure; concepts 298,317 Ant. exoneration bust [v1] …   New thesaurus

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  • Bust — may refer to: * Bust (sculpture), a sculpture depicting a person s head and shoulders * Bust (magazine), a feminist pop culture magazine * An alternative term for an arrest. * An alternative term for human breasts. * A song by Outkast from… …   Wikipedia

  • bust — Ⅰ. bust [1] ► NOUN 1) a woman s breasts. 2) a sculpture of a person s head, shoulders, and chest. ORIGIN French buste, from Latin bustum tomb, sepulchral monument . Ⅱ. bust [2] informal …   English terms dictionary

  • bust — bust1 [bust] n. [Fr buste < It busto] 1. a piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body 2. the human bosom; esp., the breasts of a woman SYN. BREAST bust2 [bust] Informal vt. [orig., dial. var. of …   English World dictionary

  • bust|ed — «BUHS tihd», adjective. 1. Slang. broken. 2. Informal. ruined; bankrupt. busted, combining form. having a bust: »Full busted = having a full bust …   Useful english dictionary

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