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bust out

1. slang To escape from a place or thing (often prison). That criminal did bust out, but he was caught only a mile from the prison.
2. slang To help one to escape from a place or thing (often prison). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is typically used between "bust" and "out." We can't just leave him here to rot in a jail cell—we have to bust him out! Don't worry, I'll pull the fire alarm and bust you out of detention.
3. To bring out something for use. Bust out the champagne—we've got an engagement to celebrate!
4. To suddenly perform a particular action. My mother seemed fine this morning but then busted out crying at the funeral. The kids busted out laughing when the clown fell down on stage.
5. To pop out of something, often clothes that are too small. I'm sorry, but that top just doesn't fit you—you're practically busting out of it!
6. slang To dismiss or expel someone from school. The committee evaluating the plagiarism charges ultimately decided to bust the student out of school.
See also: bust, out

bust out (of some place)

Sl. to break out of some place, especially a prison. (Bust is a nonstandard form of burst meaning 'break' here.) Somehow the gangsters busted out of prison and left the country. They busted out together.
See also: bust, out

bust someone out of some place

 and bust someone out 
1. Sl. to help someone escape from prison. (Bust is a non-standard form of burst meaning 'break' here.) Lefty did not manage to bust Max out of prison. Lefty wanted to bust out some of his friends.
2. Sl to expel or force someone to withdraw from school. (Bust is a nonstandard form of burst meaning 'break' here.) The clean finally busted Bill out of school. The clean busted out the students with very low grades.
See also: bust, of, out, place

bust out

verb
See also: bust, out

bust out (of some place)

in. to break out of some place, especially a prison. (Bust is a nonstandard form of burst meaning “break” here.) Somehow the gangsters busted out of prison and left the country.
See also: bust, of, out, place
References in classic literature ?
Well, when it come to that it worked the crowd like you never see anything like it, and everybody broke down and went to sobbing right out loud -- the poor girls, too; and every woman, nearly, went up to the girls, without saying a word, and kissed them, solemn, on the forehead, and then put their hand on their head, and looked up towards the sky, with the tears running down, and then busted out and went off sobbing and swabbing, and give the next woman a show.
Freshman Jack Marder busted out of a slump in dramatic fashion, belting a three-run home run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to complete Oregon's 9-8 comeback victory over Arizona in their Pac-10 baseball series finale Sunday afternoon.
Perpetrators would find dormant companies with early establishment dates in the D&B database and then assume their identities and do a lot of buying before they busted out, he explains.