from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Smashed or broken: busted glass; a busted rib.
- adj. Slang Out of order; inoperable: a busted vending machine.
- adj. Bankrupt or out of funds: I'd offer to pay but I'm busted.
- adj. Tamed or broken: a busted bronco.
- adj. Slang Placed under arrest: a busted shoplifter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a certain type of bust (breasts; cleavage).
- adj. Broke; having no money.
- adj. Caught in the act of doing something one shouldn't do.
- adj. Extremely ugly.
- adj. Tired.
- adj. Broken.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of bust.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inoperable due to damage; broken; -- of a machine.
- adj. Arrested for committing a crime; -- of a person.
- adj. same as demoted; -- said especially of military rank, and often folowed by to.
- adj. same as exhausted; -- of people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broken; bankrupt; ruined: as, a busted bank; a busted miner.
- Adorned with busts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
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