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Synonyms for bust

sculpture

arrest

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arrest

go bust

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Synonyms for bust

to make or become unusable or inoperative

to come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure

to make (an animal) docile

to reduce to financial insolvency

to undergo sudden financial failure

to lower in rank or grade

to hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand

to take into custody as a prisoner

one that fails completely

the condition of being financially insolvent

a quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand

a seizing and holding by law

Synonyms for bust

a complete failure

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the chest of a woman

a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

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an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

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separate or cause to separate abruptly

break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

lacking funds

References in classic literature ?
"That won't do, my dear Watson," said Holmes, shaking his head, "for no amount of IDEE FIXE would enable your interesting monomaniac to find out where these busts were situated."
I am, as you have no doubt surmised, endeavouring to trace these busts to their source, in order to find if there is not something peculiar which may account for their remarkable fate.
The head, which resembled a bust or figure of a Roman emperor, and was coloured like bronze, was hollow throughout, as was the table, into which it was fitted so exactly that no trace of the joining was visible.
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning -- little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore."
But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning--little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door-- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore."
But the Raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if its soul in that one word he did outpour Nothing farther then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered-- Till I scarcely more than muttered: "Other friends have flown before-- On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before." Then the bird said "Nevermore."
And I have never been inveigled into another beer bust. For that matter, that was my last drinking bout of any sort.
"Ah, look, genteelmen!--beautiful, grand,--bust Christopher Colombo!-- beautiful bust, beautiful pedestal!"
"Busted I came into the world, busted I go out, and I've been busted most of the time since I arrived.
"Very well, let it bust up!" replied the Floridans, with a brevity of the days of ancient Sparta.
A bust of Beethoven, covered with a hood of dust, scowled at her from the mantelpiece.
By and by I says to myself, I can't live this way; I'm a-going to find out who it is that's here on the island with me; I'll find it out or bust. Well, I felt better right off.
But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.
Just a rubbish-pile of bat- tered corpses and a barrel or two of busted hardware.