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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool busting

    Hi,

    In the following passage:

    But it could cause enough damage to require schedule-busting repairs.(CNN)

    What does "busting" mean?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: busting

    That the repairs to the damage will make the schedules impossible to maintain.

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    Re: busting

    Generations of American children were taught never to use this "slang" version of the verb "to burst"---I know I was. It's still considered informal but is very widely used.

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    Cool Re: busting

    Thank you, Is there a synonym for the word busting?

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    Re: busting

    In this sense I would use "destroying." "Bust" has taken on a meaning wider that the original "burst."

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