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Bust vs. Trap

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Bustnoun

A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders.

Trapnoun

A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body.

‘I put down some traps in my apartment to try and deal with the mouse problem.’;

Bustnoun

The breasts and upper thorax of a woman.

Trapnoun

A trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense; a snare.

‘Unfortunately she fell into the trap of confusing biology with destiny.’;

Bustnoun

(slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation.

‘a narcotics bust’;

Trapnoun

A covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.

‘Close the trap, would you, before someone falls and breaks their neck.’;

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Bustnoun

(slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb.

Trapnoun

A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball

Bustnoun

A player who fails to meet expectations.

Trapnoun

The game of trapball itself.

Bustnoun

A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis.

Trapnoun

Any device used to hold and suddenly release an object.

‘They shot out of the school gates like greyhounds out of the trap.’;

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Bustverb

To break.

‘I busted my cooker while trying to fix it.’;

Trapnoun

A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids.

Bustverb

To arrest (someone) for a crime.

Trapnoun

A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for lack of an outlet.

Bustverb

To catch (someone) in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal, especially when being done in a sneaky or secretive state.

Trapnoun

(historical) A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.

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Bustverb

(snowboarding) An emphatic synonym of do or get.

‘He busted huge air off that jump!’;

Trapnoun

(slang) A person's mouth.

‘Keep your trap shut.’;

Bustverb

To reduce in rank.

‘He busted him down to patrolman for insubordination.’;

Trapnoun

(in the plural) Belongings.

Bustverb

(poker) To lose all of one's chips.

Trapnoun

(slang) A cubicle (in a public toilet).

‘I've just laid a cable in trap 2 so I'd give it 5 minutes if I were you.’;

Bustverb

(blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.

Trapnoun

(sports) Trapshooting.

Bustverb

To break in (an animal).

Trapnoun

(computing) An exception generated by the processor or by an external event.

Bustverb

To ejaculate; to eject semen.

Trapnoun

A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.

Bustadjective

(slang) Without any money, broke, bankrupt.

‘After months of financial problems, the company finally went bust.’;

Trapnoun

A vehicle, residential building, or sidewalk corner where drugs are manufactured, packaged, or sold. Also used attributively to describe things which are used for the sale of drugs, e.g. "a trap phone", "a trap car".

Bustnoun

A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.

‘Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trustThe faithless column, and the crumbling bust.’;

Trapnoun

A kind of movable stepladder.

Bustnoun

The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.

Trapnoun

A non-op trans woman or (femininely dressed) transvestite.

Bustnoun

A woman's bosom{2}.

Trapnoun

A fictional character from anime, or related media, who is coded as or has qualities typically associated with a gender other than the character's textual gender.

Bustverb

To arrest, for committing a crime; - often used in the passive; as, the whole gang got busted.

Trapnoun

A fusion genre of hip-hop and electronic music.

Bustverb

To break or burst.

Trapnoun

A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.

Bustverb

In blackjack, to draw a card that causes one's total to exceed twenty-one.

Trapnoun

The trapezius muscle.

Bustverb

To go bankrupt.

Trapverb

(transitive) To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap.

‘to trap foxes’;

Bustnoun

a complete failure;

‘the play was a dismal flop’;

Trapverb

(transitive) To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.

Bustnoun

a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

Trapverb

(transitive) To provide with a trap.

‘to trap a drain;’; ‘to trap a sewer pipe’;

Bustnoun

an occasion for excessive eating or drinking;

‘they went on a bust that lasted three days’;

Trapverb

(intransitive) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game

‘trap for beaver’;

Bustverb

ruin completely;

‘He busted my radio!’;

Trapverb

(intransitive) To leave suddenly, to flee.

Bustverb

search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on;

‘The police raided the crack house’;

Trapverb

To sell narcotics, especially in a public area.

Bustverb

separate or cause to separate abruptly;

‘The rope snapped’; ‘tear the paper’;

Trapverb

To capture (e.g. an error) in order to handle or process it.

Bustverb

go to pieces;

‘The lawn mower finally broke’; ‘The gears wore out’; ‘The old chair finally fell apart completely’;

Trapverb

To dress with ornaments; to adorn (especially said of horses).

Bustverb

break open or apart suddenly and forcefully;

‘The dam burst’;

Trapverb

To dress with ornaments; to adorn; - said especially of horses.

‘Steeds . . . that trapped were in steel all glittering.’; ‘To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed.’; ‘There she found her palfrey trapped In purple blazoned with armorial gold.’;

Bustadjective

lacking funds;

‘`skint' is a British slang term’;

Trapverb

To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.

Bustnoun

a woman's chest as measured around her breasts

‘a 36-inch bust’;

Trapverb

Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.

Bustnoun

a woman's breasts, especially considered in terms of their size

‘a woman with big hips and a big bust’;

Trapverb

To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.

Bustnoun

a sculpture of a person's head, shoulders, and chest.

Trapverb

To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

Bustnoun

a period of economic difficulty or depression

‘the boom was followed by the present bust’;

Trapnoun

An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock.

Bustnoun

a raid or arrest by the police

‘a drug bust’;

Trapnoun

A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.

‘She would weep if that she saw a mouseCaught in a trap.’;

Bustnoun

a worthless thing

‘cynics remain convinced the political process is a bust’;

Trapnoun

Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.

‘Let their table be made a snare and a trap.’; ‘God and your majestyProtect mine innocence, or I fall intoThe trap is laid for me!’;

Bustnoun

a violent blow

‘a bust on the snout’;

Trapnoun

A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at.

Bustverb

break, split, or burst

‘the colour control had bust’; ‘they bust the tunnel wide open’; ‘the film bust every box office record’;

Trapnoun

The game of trapball.

Bustverb

(of a group or couple) separate, typically after a quarrel

‘now they've bust up, she won't inherit the house’;

Trapnoun

A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids.

Bustverb

violently disrupt

‘men hired to bust up union rallies’;

Trapnoun

A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.

Bustverb

strike violently

‘Tamara bust him in the eye’;

Trapnoun

A wagon, or other vehicle.

Bustverb

escape

‘she busted out of prison’;

Trapnoun

A kind of movable stepladder.

Bustverb

(in blackjack and similar card games) exceed the score of 21, so losing one's stake.

Trapadjective

Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

Bustverb

(of the police) raid or search (premises where illegal activity is suspected)

‘my flat got busted’;

Trapnoun

a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Bustverb

arrest

‘two roadies were busted for drugs’;

Trapnoun

drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

Bustverb

be caught in the act of doing something wrong

‘I sneaked up on them and told them they were busted’;

Trapnoun

something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares;

‘the exam was full of trap questions’; ‘it was all a snare and delusion’;

Bustverb

reduce (a soldier) to a lower rank; demote

‘he was busted to private’;

Trapnoun

a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

Bustadjective

damaged or broken

‘the vacuum cleaner's bust’;

Trapnoun

the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Bustadjective

bankrupt

‘six of their sponsors have gone bust’;

Trapnoun

informal terms for the mouth

Trapnoun

a light two-wheeled carriage

Trapnoun

a hazard on a golf course

Trapverb

place in a confining or embarrassing position;

‘He was trapped in a difficult situation’;

Trapverb

catch in or as if in a trap;

‘The men trap foxes’;

Trapverb

hold or catch as if in a trap;

‘The gaps between the teeth trap food particles’;

Trapverb

to hold fast or prevent from moving;

‘The child was pinned under the fallen tree’;

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