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    Can you help me, please?

    Hi eveybody! I have something to ask you...I watched an English movie two nights ago and I wasn't able to get a phrasal verb a character used in the movie. Now, I try to explain the scene so that you can help me to find out this verb. The sentence I'm talking about, was pronounced by a thief, a robber, that had escaped from jail. Now, the robber, instead of using the verb "to escape" or "to run away", used a phrasal verb which began with the letter b.... and then I heard the preposition OUT. So it should be "B.... OUT". What verb do you think he might have used? The movie I'm talking about is an American one, I think this can help you to suggest the right verb.

    Thanks very much.

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    #2

    Re: Can you help me, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Hi eveybody! I have something to ask you...I watched an English movie two nights ago and I wasn't able to get a phrasal verb a character used in the movie. Now, I try to explain the scene so that you can help me to find out this verb. The sentence I'm talking about, was pronounced by a thief, a robber, that had escaped from jail. Now, the robber, instead of using the verb "to escape" or "to run away", used a phrasal verb which began with the letter b.... and then I heard the preposition OUT. So it should be "B.... OUT". What verb do you think he might have used? The movie I'm talking about is an American one, I think this can help you to suggest the right verb.

    Thanks very much.
    Hi, Ithink that it's probably 'Break Out'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi, Ithink that it's probably 'Break Out'.
    I do not think it is, because the robber doesn't say "We broke out of the jail", but he says something like this: "We b....out the jail". Do you know a verb such as "bust out" or something similar to this or something with a similar pronunciation??

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    #4

    Re: Can you help me, please?

    WHo can help me??


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    #5

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    "Bust out" is possible.

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    Re: Can you help me, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Bust out" is possible.
    So you think that "to bust out" means "to escape"?? I didn't find this kind of verb anywhere!!


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    #7

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    It is a colloquial form of "burst".

    A similar usage is found in the song "June is busting out all over!"

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    #8

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    He busted out of jail.

    (very common expression in the US - unfortunately)

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    Re: Can you help me, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    He busted out of jail.

    (very common expression in the US - unfortunately)
    Thanks very much!!, so the verb is "to burn"!!!


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    Re: Can you help me, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Thanks very much!!, so the verb is "to burn"!!!
    No - to bust [colloquial form of to burst]

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