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  • n  a complete failure
  • n  the chest of a woman
  • n  a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
  • n  an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
    they went on a bust that lasted three days
  • v  ruin completely
    He busted my radio!
  • v  search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
  • v  separate or cause to separate abruptly
  • v  go to pieces
  • v  break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
  • s  lacking funds

  • No one's calling it a bust, but the glittering city-state's heavy debt load poses a challenge for its future growth.
  • For five years, while Producer Howard Hughes and film censors played put take with certain shots in The Outlaw, Jane Russell was only a box-office bust.
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  • Barack Obama in TIME
    In the end, this is a symptom of a larger problem - a bubble and bust economy that valued reckless speculation over responsibility and hard work,President Obama said in a statement. "That is what we must ultimately repair to build a...
  • Evel Knievel in Chicago Sun-Times
    They started out watching me bust my ass, and I became part of their lives,Knievel said. "People wanted to associate with a winner, not a loser. They wanted to associate with someone who kept trying to be a winner."
  • George Osborne in The Associated Press
    We will find higher interest rates, businesses going bust, unemployment rising and our living standards declining. I am not prepared to put up with that,he said in a BBC interview.

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