ETYM French buste, from Italian busto; cf. Late Lat. busta, bustula, box, of the same origin as Eng. box a case; cf., for the change of meaning, Eng. chest. Related to Bushel.
1. A sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person.
2. An occasion for heavy drinking; SYN. tear, bender, binge, toot, booze-up.
1 To break or smash especially with force; also; to make inoperative
2. To bring an end to; break up — often used with up
3. To ruin financially; exhaust, wear out — used in phrases like bust one's butt to describe making a strenuous effort; to give a hard time to — often used in phrases like bust one's chops
4. To tame
6. Hit, slug
7. To go broke
8. To burst; break down
9. To lose at cards by exceeding a limit (as the count of 21 in blackjack)
10. To fail to complete a straight or flush in poker