bust on

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bust definition


  1. n.
    a failure. : The whole project was a bust from the beginning.
  2. tv.
    to reduce someone's rank. (Originally military, now also in civilian use as with the police.) : The brass busted her on the spot.
  3. n.
    a riotous drinking party. : There was a big bust in the park until two in the morning.
  4. n.
    a raid by the police. : I knew it was a bust the minute they broke in the door.
  5. tv.
    [for the police] to raid a place. : The bacon busted Bill's bar and put Bill in the slammer.
  6. tv.
    to arrest someone. : The feds finally busted Frank on a tax rap.
  7. n.
    an arrest. : The bust was carried off without much stress.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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bust on (so/sth) definition


  1. n.
    to attack someone or a group. : These three guys busted on Bubba and broke his arm.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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