One said Israeli forces on Monday busted “a secret shoe factory belonging to Hamas in Gaza and arrested several shoe-makers.”
And if we were busted sipping something that mainstream and obvious, well we might get our hipster cards revoked.
W. Bush busted a move on his trip to Africa with wife Laura.
We were so busted, but we said we were burning bugs or something dumb like that that kids do.
What happens when faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer is busted for having lied to the Santa Barbara Police for eight years?
He had alluded to that other way of repairing the busted family credit just to observe the effect on Bob.
But the old man got it aboard and busted in the head, and there was a baby in it!
I guess that fountain pen of mine must have been busted cold by that bullet.
Do you know what could be done if that syndicate could be busted?
"And we'd be a busted bank before you found him," groaned Knapp.
1690s, "sculpture of upper torso and head," from French buste (16c.), from Italian busto "upper body," from Latin bustum "funeral monument, tomb," originally "funeral pyre, place where corpses are burned," perhaps shortened from ambustum, neuter of ambustus "burned around," past participle of amburere "burn around, scorch," from ambi- "around" + urere "to burn." Or perhaps from Old Latin boro, the early form of classical Latin uro "to burn." Sense development in Italian is probably from Etruscan custom of keeping dead person's ashes in an urn shaped like the person when alive. Meaning "bosom" is by 1884.
variant of burst (n.), 1764, American English. For loss of -r-, cf. ass (n.2). Originally "frolic, spree;" sense of "sudden failure" is from 1842. Meaning "police raid or arrest" is from 1938. Phrase ______ or bust as an emphatic expression attested by 1851 in British depictions of Western U.S. dialect. Probably from earlier expression bust (one's) boiler, by late 1840s, a reference to steamboat boilers exploding when driven too hard.
"to burst," 1806, variant of burst (v.); for loss of -r-, cf. ass (n.2). Meaning "go bankrupt" is from 1834. Meaning "break into" is from 1859. The slang meaning "demote" (especially in a military sense) is from 1918; that of "place under arrest" is from 1953 (earlier "to raid" from Prohibition). In card games, "to go over a score of 21," from 1939. Related: Busted; busting.