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BUSTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does busted mean? 

BUSTED (adjective)
  The adjective BUSTED has 2 senses:

1. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure ('busted' is an informal term for 'burst')
2. out of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken')

  Familiarity information: BUSTED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUSTED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure ('busted' is an informal term for 'burst')

Synonyms:

burst; busted; ruptured

Context examples:

a burst balloon / burst pipes / burst seams / a ruptured appendix / a busted balloon

Similar:

damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 2busted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Out of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken')

Synonyms:

busted; broken

Context examples:

a broken washing machine / the coke machine is broken / the coke machine is busted

Similar:

damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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