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(noun) 
Definition
a woman's bosom
Her bust measurement is 38.
Synonyms
bosom
On my bosom laid her weeping head.
,
breasts
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chest
I crossed my arms over my chest.
,
(noun) 
Definition
a sculpture of the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a person
a bronze bust of Beethoven
Synonyms
sculpture
a collection of 20th-century sculptures
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carving
It was a wood carving of a human hand.
,
(verb) 
Definition
to burst or break
They will have to bust the door to get him out.
Synonyms
break
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
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smash
The bottle smashed against a wall.
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split
In a severe gale the ship split in two.
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crack
A gas main had cracked under my neighbour's garage.
Crack the salt crust and you will find the skin just peels off the fish.
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burst
The driver lost control when a tyre burst.
She burst the balloon with a pin.
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snap
The brake pedal had just snapped.
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shatter
Safety glass won't shatter if it's broken.
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fracture
You've fractured a rib.
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splinter
The ruler cracked and splintered into pieces.
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rupture
Tanks can rupture and burn in a collision.
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break into fragments
(verb) 
Definition
(of the police) to raid or search (a place) or arrest (someone)
They were busted for possession of cannabis.
Synonyms
arrest
Seven people were arrested for minor offences.
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catch
Police say they are confident of catching the killer.
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lift (slang)
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raid
Fraud squad officers raided the firm's offices.
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cop (slang)
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nail (informal)
The police have been trying to nail him for years.
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collar (informal)
As Kerr fled towards the exit, Boycott collared him.
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nab (informal)
He stayed on the run for weeks before the authorities nabbed him.
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feel your collar (slang)
(noun) 
He was imprisoned after a drug bust.
Synonyms
arrest
information leading to the arrest of the bombers
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capture
The shooting happened while the man was trying to evade capture.
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raid
a raid on a house by thirty armed police
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cop (slang)

idiom

See go bust

Additional synonyms

in the sense of burst
Definition
a sudden and violent occurrence or outbreak
The driver lost control when a tyre burst.She burst the balloon with a pin.
Synonyms
blow up,
shiver (archaic, literary),
rend asunder,
tear apart,
fly open
in the sense of capture
Definition
the act of capturing or the state of being captured
The shooting happened while the man was trying to evade capture.
Synonyms
trapping,
taking captive
in the sense of carving
Definition
a figure or design produced by carving stone or wood
It was a wood carving of a human hand.

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