Synonyms of bust in English

: bust1bust2

bust1


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noun

1‘a woman with a large bust’

SYNONYMS
chest, bosom, breasts
technical mammary glands, mammae
informal boobs, boobies, tits, titties, knockers, bazookas, melons, jubblies, bubbies, orbs, globes, jugs
British informal bristols, charlies, baps
North American informal bazooms, casabas, chi-chis, hooters
Australian informal norks
archaic dugs, paps, embonpoint

2‘a bust of Julius Caesar’

SYNONYMS
sculpture, carving, effigy, three-dimensional representation
statue, torso, head

Synonyms of bust in English

: bust1bust2

bust2


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verb

1‘he had bust the clip that held the lid up’

SYNONYMS
break, crack, snap, fracture, shatter, smash, smash to smithereens, fragment, splinter
disintegrate, fall to bits, fall to pieces
split, burst, rupture
tear, rend, sever, separate, divide
rare shiver

2‘he promised to bust the mafia’

SYNONYMS
overthrow, destroy, bring about the downfall of, topple, bring down, bring low, ruin, break, overturn, overcome, defeat, purge, get rid of, oust, unseat, dislodge, eject, supplant
ANTONYMS

perpetuate, support

3‘two roadies were busted for drugs’

SYNONYMS
arrest, apprehend, take into custody, seize, take in, take prisoner, detain, put in jail, throw in jail
informal pick up, run in, pull in, haul in, pinch, cop, nab, nail, do, collar, feel someone's collar
British informal nick
ANTONYMS

release

4‘my apartment got busted’

SYNONYMS
raid, search, make a search of, swoop on, make a raid on
informal do over