Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bust

5 senses of bust

Sense 1
break, bust -- (ruin completely; "He busted my radio!")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")
          Phrasal Verb-> bust up#1

Sense 2
raid, bust -- (search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Sense 3
tear, rupture, snap, bust -- (separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")

Sense 4
break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart -- (go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely")
       => decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")

Sense 5
burst, bust -- (break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

Antonyms of adj busted

1 sense of busted

Sense 1
broken, busted -- (out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted")

INDIRECT (VIA damaged) -> undamaged -- (not harmed or spoiled; sound)

Similarity of adj busted

1 sense of busted

Sense 1
broken, busted -- (out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted")
       => damaged (vs. undamaged) -- (harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings")

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