busting

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busting (comparative more busting, superlative most busting)

  1. (often followed by "to go to...") Urgently needing to urinate.
    Can you tell me where the toilets are? I'm busting.
    The kid is busting to go to the toilet.

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Verb[edit]

busting

  1. present participle of bust

Noun[edit]

busting (plural bustings)

  1. (colloquial) The process of something being broken or exploded.
    • 1874, A Royal Salute, in Belgravia (volume 23, page 180)
      O, sir! the explosions, the blowings-up, the bustings, the firings! There was bombshells flying about as big as houses.
    • 2012, Iceberg Slim, Long White Con: The Biggest Score of His Life, page 12:
      Don't you see, laddie, you're much too valuable to squander your energies playing the lousy short con, suffering the cop roustings and head bustings, the chump change scores.

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