Crossword clues for bust
- Piece on a pedestal
- Narc's operation
- Museum work
- Lose at blackjack
- It's often head and shoulders
- Go over 21
- Cop's arrest
- Classic sculpture
- "Pike's Peak or ___!"
- Young MC "___ a Move"
- Worthless bridge hand
- Work of Beethoven?
- Work at a museum
- Wall Street collapse
- Upper part of a torso
- Unwelcome concert event, to partier
- Tame, as a bronco
- Tabletop sculpture
- Sting success
- Sting operation, perhaps
- Statue in a study
- Sculptured form
- Sculpture of a head and shoulders
- Sculpture — ruined
- Sculpted piece
- Reach 22, perhaps
- Reach 22, in a game
- Raid — boobs
- Police incident
- Police arrest, informally
- Pedestal sculpture
- Opposite of boom
- Narc's goal
- Narc's coup
- Measurement signified by the first number in a dressmaker's "38-26-36"
- Lose, in a Vegas game
- It might be placed on a pedestal
- Hourglass part?
- Head-and-shoulders statuette
- Head statue
- Head sculpture
- Head and shoulders
- Go over in blackjack
- Get cards totaling 22 or more, in blackjack
- Get 22
- First-round draft pick that goes nowhere
- First number of three measurements
- Face-and-torso likeness
- Exceed 21, in blackjack
- Exceed 21, in a way
- Exceed 21 in blackjack
- Drug raid
- Draw a face card, perhaps
- California alternative
- Broken (informal)
- Broken — bankrupt — sculpture
- Break, as balloons
- Bosom — broken
- Boom's partner
- Boom's counterpart
- Bernini's forte
- ___ a gut (roar with laughter)
- ___ a gut (laugh loudly)
- Shilling taken from chest with another in economic cycle
- Give it everything reversing one vessel towards another
- Pedestal topper
- Narc's collar
- Statuary item
- Abject failure
- Boom follower, maybe
- Boom's opposite on Wall Street
- Total failure
- Complete dud
- Exceed 21 in twenty-one
- 14-Across's result
- A complete failure
- A sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
- An occasion for excessive eating or drinking
- Upper-body sculpture
- Hall of Fame sight
- Police action
- Yarborough, e.g.
- Tame broncos
- Portrait sculpture
- Chest broken
- Objection about what's repeated in Picasso's sculptural work
- Smashed sculpture
- Sculpture shattered
- Sculpture in pieces?
- Sculpture - ruined
- Raid - boobs
- Pinch boobs
- Broken; sculpture
- Broke, mostly get by begging on street
- Broken — though broken by son
- Bass: turn way down
- Journalist thrown by boy band not working
- Head-and-shoulders sculpture
- Complete failure
- Run in
- Break apart
- Utter failure
- Small statue
- Sculptor's work
- On one's uppers
- Piece of statuary
- Go over 21, in blackjack
- Epic fail
- Boom alternative
- Sculpture on a pedestal, perhaps
- Sculptor's piece
- Narc's arrest
- Museum figure
- It's head and shoulders
- Go broke
- Financially ruined
- California alternative?
- Arrest, slangily
- Yarborough, e.g
- Sculptured head
- Sculptor's product
- Sculptor's creation
- Sculpted head
- Sample of statuary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
bust \bust\ (b[u^]st), n. [F. buste, fr. It. busto; cf. LL. busta, bustula, box, of the same origin as E. box a case; cf., for the change of meaning, E. chest. See Bushel.]
A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.
Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust The faithless column, and the crumbling bust.
The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.
Especially: A woman's bosom.
bust \bust\ (b[u^]st), v. t. To arrest, for committing a crime; -- often used in the passive; as, the whole gang got busted. [informal]
bust \bust\ (b[u^]st), v. i.
To break or burst. [informal]
(Card Playing) In blackjack, to draw a card that causes one's total to exceed twenty-one.
To go bankrupt.
to go bust to go bankrupt.
or bust or collapse from the effort; -- used in phrases expressing determination to do something; as, Oregon or bust, meaning ``We will get to Oregon or die trying.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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-, compare 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-, compare 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.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders 2 The breasts and upper thorax of a woman Etymology 2
(context slang English) without any money, broke n. 1 (context slang English) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation: 2 (context slang English) A failed enterprise; a bom
3 (context sports derogatory English) A player who fails to meet expectations. 4 (context chess informal English) A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis. vb. 1 To break something 2 (context slang English) To arrest for a crime 3 (context slang English) To catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal, especially when being done in a sneaky or secretive state. 4 (context snowboarding English) An emphatic ''to do'' 5 (context US informal English) To reduce in rank. 6 (context poker English) To lose all of one's chips. 7 (context blackjack English) To exceed a score of 21.
search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house" [syn: raid]
break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst" [syn: burst]
Bust may refer to:
- Bust (sculpture), depicting a person's head and shoulders
- Bust (magazine), a feminist pop culture magazine
- Bust, Bas-Rhin, a city in north-eastern France
- Bust may also refer to Jonathan Drouin, the 3rd overall pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning
- Lashkar Gah, a city in Afghanistan, also known as Bust or Bost
- Bust, a woman's breasts
- Boom and bust cycle in economics
- Going over 21 in blackjack
- "Bust", 2015 song by rapper Waka Flocka Flame
- An arrest or confrontation for wrongdoing.
BUST Magazine is a women's lifestyle magazine that is published six times a year. The magazine is published by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel.
A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, as well as a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. The piece is normally supported by a plinth. These forms recreate the likeness of an individual. These may be of any medium used for sculpture, such as marble, bronze, terracotta or wood. A parallel term, aust, is a representation of the upper part of an animal or mythical creature.
Sculptural portrait heads from classical antiquity are sometimes displayed as busts. However, these are often fragments from full-body statues, or were originally created to be inserted into a pre-existing body; these portrait heads are not included in this article.
Usage examples of "bust".
It was sleeveless, with a scooped neck and a softly full torso that would cling around the bust and then float out in an ageless style that fell to the floor.
Urged by self-preservation, Steve hurled his only weapon, the alumite bust that had served him one good turn.
All in one lithe operation, the murderer was off into the night, carrying the alumite bust as a bonus.
Shy, iridescent, coltish, pelvically anfractuous, amply busted, given to diffident movements of hand brushing flaxen hair from front of dear creamy forehead, movements which drove Bruce Green up a private tree.
Her eyes were smoky marbles in a bust of discolored lapis lazuli, and I regarded her at that moment as an angel of transcendent apehood, a woman well ahead of her time.
About to reload, Clyde heard indignant buzzes from the directors near him and realized that the heroic bust represented old Henry Argyle, the presiding deity in these precincts.
I gave the monkey wide berth, nearly knocked into a huge betasselled sombrero someone had perched on a marble bust of the third Duke, avoided the peculiar green drink thrust in my direction by a woman dressed predominantly in beads and fringe, and escaped.
Blues screw that might have driven a lesser Bluesman to shoot hisself, get shot, get hold of some bad liquor, or bust up his guitar and take a job down to the mill.
As the men fought off boredom, Bucher began thinking the entire mission was going to be a bust.
Between the windows, two pedestals, surmounted by busts of Mademoiselle Clairon and Mademoiselle Dangeville, stood, one on each side of the great regulator--made by Robin, clockmaker to the king--which dominated the bust of Moliere--after Houdon--seeming to keep guard over all this gathering of artistic glory.
He too bent curious interested eyes upon the absorbed and searching face of his strange applicant as he placed pencils, canvas and brushes before her, and directed her to look for a model to the simple vase that stood opposite or to the bust of Clyte that was beside her.
The driver holds the door while Roth and Vasilisa move quickly through the snow and into the dim museum, where they check their coats, glance up at a large mural of Yuri Gagarin, and climb a flight of stairs to the main Gagarin exhibit where a bust of the dead cosmonaut seems to stand guard over well-dusted cases of memorabilia.
The reason the dasht is so sore is that I busted up his attempt to have the Lady Fouri kidnaped by his gang of tame bandits.
Jared wants to fight a cause, let him go busting into all the nursing homes, the clinics that doddle along on what the politicians reluctantly dole out, the street people.
Fatty to Buster, and Ern pointed his finger at Bingo, and said exactly the same.