Definition of bust adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bʌst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌst//
    [not usually before noun] (informal) Running a business
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  1. 1(British English) broken My watch is bust.
  2. 2(of a person or business) failed because of a lack of money synonym bankrupt We're bust! We lost our money when the travel company went bust. See related entries: Running a business
  3. Word Originadjective mid 18th cent. (originally US, as a noun in the sense ‘an act of bursting or splitting’): variant of burst.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bust