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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 158. The verb phrase today is
bust up. Okay. We have a three meanings that we're going to cover today for bust
up. All right. Let's look at the note here. Now bust ... bust by itself. Bust is commonly
used in speech but many claim it is a non-standard form of burst. So what does
that mean ? Remember when we say ... when we see non-standard a dictionary, it means
it's not really proper or correct. But this one's also important because this
one you hear in everyday speech or in movies a lot. You'll hear that somebody
got busted up. So it could be like burst or like break. So if something gets
busted up, it got broken up or burst up or something like that. But that's the
use that we have of it. So let's look at the first example here. If a couple busts
up, their relationship or marriage ends. Or we have a second one here. A business..
if a business partnership could also bust up. So if that bust up, that also
comes to an end. All right. So let's look at the one the note here where we have a
few examples of this. Example number one. Jack's affair with another woman busted
up his marriage. Yeah. It's very common. You may hear it that way. Number two.
There was too much infighting between the members of that rock group and it
caused them to bust up. Yeah. You often hear this. Maybe I don't know. Maybe their
personalities don't match anymore. Sometimes some members get jealous of
the other members or who knows what happened ? But there was infighting and
they ended up busting up. They ended up breaking up. They ended up separating.
Okay. Let's look at the second meaning we have here. If something busts up, it comes
apart and breaks into pieces. Yeah. So let's look at a first example here.
She dropped a box of dishes that she packed for a move and most of them got
busted up. Yeah. That would be terrible. It falls you probably would hear a
lot of it crack. If you're lucky maybe a few of them didn't get busted up in the it
falling or dropping. But probably most of them would. Okay. So they broke into a
number of pieces. All right. The second example we have for this one. The
earthquake shook and knocked down that wall clock. It got all busted up. So when
it fell maybe you can't fix it anymore. It broke it into many pieces. Okay. And the third
one. The last one here. If someone gets busted up. So if a person gets busted up,
he or she gets beaten up. Or this is one way you might hear it
if you speak bad about my mother, I'm going to bust you up. You know, somebody
might say it that way. I don't know maybe somebody insulted their mother or
insulted of that family and they're this ... they're warning them. If you, you keep
talking bad I'm going fight you. Something like that. Okay. And the second
one here. Did you see what happened to Tom ? He got busted up in a bar fight.
Maybe he said the wrong thing to a person in the bar they are drunk you know, and maybe
he ended up in the hospital. He got beaten up So he got busted up. Okay.
Good. I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (158) Bust Up

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anitawu12 published on September 1, 2019
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