From (etyl) buste < (etyl) busto, probably from (etyl) .
A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
The breasts and upper thorax of a woman
From the verb .
To break something
(slang) To arrest for a crime
(slang) To catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal, especially when being done in a sneaky or secretive state.
(snowboarding) An emphatic to do
(US, informal) To reduce in rank.
* 1962 , , 01:56:35
(poker) To lose all of one's chips.
(blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.
- If Steinkamp doesn't take off that hat and stop messing around, I'm gonna bust him into a PFC.
; to arrest for a crime
* bust a cap
* bust a gasket
* bust a move
* bust a nut
* bust ass cold
* bust loose
* bust one's ass
* bust one's balls
* bust one's chops
* bust out
* bust up
(slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation:
(slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb.
(sports, derogatory) A player who fails to meet expectations.
(chess, informal) A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis.
- a narcotics bust
(slang) without any money, broke
* bust up/bust-up
Fibre made from the phloem of certain plants and used for matting and cord.
* , chapter=19
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass
to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.}}
* 1919, (Ronald Firbank), (Valmouth) , Duckworth, hardback edition, page 87
* 1997 : ‘Egil's Saga’, tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders , Penguin 2001, page 145
- I thought I saw Him in the Long Walk there, by the bed of Nelly Roche, tending a fallen flower with a wisp of bast .
- He had taken along a long bast rope in his sleigh, since it was the custom on longer journeys to have a spare rope in case the reins needed mending.