Bust in a sentence as a noun

Who's gonna lawyer up and bust your chops hard if you come after them?

You may remember him as the hacker the FBI rolled and got to bust up LulzSec.

Put long hours into a job with old technology that went bust and now you really are out of date?

Maybe more patents would be challenged if there were more cooperative efforts to bust bad patents.

When I was in High School it was the city center, so bustling and full of people it was often hard to walk in a straight line.

Crazy , they should be borrowing money and paying themselves bonuses before going bust - that's what Wall St wants

Bust in a sentence as a verb

Ask the wizened veterans of the dot com bust who are, what, in their late 30s?Startups are meaningfully less secure than working at bigco.

I make no claim on "owning" the idea, and all I ask is that if it makes you a billionaire, you commission of bust of me to install in your parlor.

Do they bust their *** of doing what they do best, or do they try to implement some kind of social search that they know nothing about because that's what their bonus depends on.

Similarly, another officer was caught on store surveillance taking his rage out on a teenager in a convenience store, stomping on his face, after a failed drug bust next door.

Somebody on shadowcrew discovered they were using it and was daring other hackers to break in which pretty much guaranteed an instant bust if you were stupid enough to do so.

He's going to bust his *** to make the code work, for a salary half of his market rate, and in return he gets a tiny sliver of the company that gives him no real control, on a 4-year vesting cycle.

Bust in a sentence as an adjective

This is the wind-down from "procrastination mode", and watching Mixergy reminds me that there are people out there busting their asses right now and taking all of my future customers or client dollars.- Put on some good coding music.

He even had badly packaged illegal ***** sent to me from overseas hoping customs would intercept it and bust me but somehow they arrived safely and for weeks I wondered how I ended up with a bunch of ***** in the mail.

Pre-bust, no matter what the abuses, the law firms held ultimate sway because even the largest companies with the most sophisticated in-house staffs would be wary of switching firms easily or of wanting to alienate their main outside firms in any way.

In 2006, it was pretty clear that startups were the place to go if you wanted to learn a lot quickly, because we were coming off a bust, startups were undervalued by labor as much as investors, and there were a lot of challenging technical problems in small companies.

Bust definitions


a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"

See also: flop fizzle


the chest of a woman


a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person


an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

See also: tear binge bout


ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"

See also: break


search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

See also: raid


separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

See also: tear rupture snap


go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

See also: break wear


break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"

See also: burst


lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"

See also: broke skint stone-broke stony-broke