busted definition

  • adjective:
    • Slang Smashed or broken: busted glass; a busted rib.
    • Slang out-of-order; inoperable: a busted vending device.
    • Bankrupt or away from resources: I'd provide to pay but I'm busted.
    • Tamed or broken: a busted bronco.
    • Slang placed directly under arrest: a busted shoplifter.
    • Having a particular form of breasts (tits; cleavage).
    • Broke; having no money.
    • Caught within the act of performing something one shouldn't do.
    • very ugly.
    • Sick.
    • Cracked.
    • Inoperable due to harm; broken; -- of a machine.
    • Arrested for committing a crime; -- of people.
    • same as demoted; -- stated especially of army ranking, and frequently folowed by to.
    • same as exhausted; -- of individuals.
    • away from working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
  • verb:
    • Easy past tight and previous participle of bust.
  • others:
    • Broken; bankrupt; destroyed: as, a busted lender; a busted miner.
    • Adorned with busts.

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