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busted

[ buhs-tid ]
/ ˈbʌs tɪd /
Informal.
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adjective
broken, fractured, or seriously damaged: a busted leg.
no longer working or operating: a busted radio.
penniless or bankrupt; broke: busted businesses that can’t pay their bills.
failed: I never talk about my busted marriages.
in trouble; caught doing something bad or wrong: I know that’s a lie—you are so busted!

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Origin of busted

First recorded in 1835–40; bust2 + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for busted

busted
/ (ˈbʌstəd) /

adjective
informal caught out doing something wrong and therefore in troubleyou are so busted
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