Bust vs Protome - What's the difference?

bust | protome |


As a verb bust

is .

As a noun protome is

a decorative element, on ancient artefacts, based on the head of an animal or bust of a person.

bust

English

(wikipedia bust)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) buste < (etyl) busto, probably from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
  • The breasts and upper thorax of a woman
  • Derived terms
    * busty * overbust * underbust

    Etymology 2

    From the verb .

    Verb

    (en 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
  • If Steinkamp doesn't take off that hat and stop messing around, I'm gonna bust him into a PFC.
  • (poker) To lose all of one's chips.
  • (blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.
  • Synonyms
    ; to arrest for a crime : nick
    Derived terms
    * 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

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation:
  • a narcotics bust
  • (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.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (slang) without any money, broke
  • Derived terms

    * bust up/bust-up * (adjective) * buster

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    protome

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia protome) (en noun)
  • A decorative element, on ancient artefacts, based on the head of an animal or bust of a person
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