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busted is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of busted in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the moment I got stuff busted for …”

meanings of busted


  1. Broke; having no money.
  2. Tired.
  3. Broken.
  4. Having a certain type of bust (breasts; cleavage).
  5. Caught in the act of doing something one shouldn't do.
  6. Extremely ugly.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of bust.

busted frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word busted occurs in english on average 4.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics busted can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that busted can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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