Burst/Bust/Busted

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Burst/Bust/Busted

Bust, meaning “burst or explode,” and busted are nonstandard. Use burst instead.

Burst is the same in the present, past, and past participle.

Examples: I am so full that my stomach is about to burst. (present)
We burst a dozen water balloons at the party yesterday. (past)

They said he had a burst appendix. (past participle)

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