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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUSTED

But she busted in on him there and just piled into him and snowed him under.

Then he busted out, and had another of them forty-rod laughs of hisn.

Some one shore up and busted him a plenty with a soft-nose thirty.

Busted more clotheslines than I've got fingers and toes, that pup has.

When I didn't hop him ag'in, the boys come over to see if I was busted.

When I struck town I got pretty drunk and busted a faro bank.

"And we'd be a busted bank before you found him," groaned Knapp.

She was in the kitchen, busy as a gasoline-motor, when we busted through the door.

They busted the door to the smoke house and got all the hams.

Busted a button or two—but he'd broken his neck if he'd gone out.

WORD ORIGIN

"broken, ruined," 1837, past participle adjective from bust (v.).

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