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1. The cancellation of an order to a broker after it has been executed. Busts usually occur if some error has been made.

2. A period of rapid decline for a security or market. A bust is associated with a bear market. See also: Boom-bust cycle.
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To cancel an order after it has been filled. In most cases, cancellation occurs only under unusual circumstances, such as an error or a misunderstanding. Also called break.
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Graciela's work will soon be added to the Hall of Heroes with the addition of her bust depicting Maggie Keswick Jencks, as part of the Scotland's Heroines project.
A controversial bust The decision is not yet valid as both parties in the case have appealed the ruling.
Pictures of the bust were shared widely on social media, with some critics suggesting it bore more of a resemblance to former Arsenal and Manchester City forward Niall Quinn or The Head from BBC television programme 'Art Attack' than Ronaldo.
Q I have a hard time buying a swimsuit that fits my full hips, small bust and narrow shoulders.
Sadiq Khan said that he was proud to unveil the bust of the great Muhammad Ali Jinnah to honour him.
He, together with Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner, unveiled the Bust at the China and South Asia Gallery of the British Museum.
Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives last Friday to commission a bust of Elie Wiesel for the Capitol building.
Give them time to make one or two sketches as if they were doing a study for a portrait bust, i.e., only including the head and shoulders.