busted busted  /ˈbə stɪd/


  • (adj) out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')


  • He took to the streets early, was busted almost at once for shoplifting, later for delivering drugs.


  1. One man, three juveniles busted on burglary charges in Boca

    Boca Raton police Wednesday busted one man and three juveniles after police said they drove a rental car into a community to burglarize houses, only to give a variety of stories when questioned.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. Man busted for weed, LSD-laced candies in Solon

    A Cleveland man charged after he's busted with drugs in Solon.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: 19 Action News Cleveland

  3. Bonnaroo-bound men busted with large amount of drugs, police say

    Two California men heading to Bonnaroo were busted during a pit stop in Nashville with large amounts of cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, prescription pills and marijuana, police said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times


  1. "I had a busted-up lip and a pretty sore neck, and that was it," he said.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. "Their balloon still isn't busted," Paterno said. "If we win the next two we'll have an opportunity to go to a big bowl."
    on Nov 8, 2008 By: Joe Paterno Source: USA Today

  3. "Ronald Reagan, the man who busted unions, the man who did everything in his power to destroy the organized labor movement, the man who created a tax structure that favored the richest Americans against middle class and working families, ...... we...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: Forbes

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