block|bust|er «BLOK BUHS tuhr», noun.
1. a very destructive aerial bomb that weighs two or more tons.
2. Informal, Figurative. anything very large, forceful, or overwhelming.
3. U.S. a real-estate dealer who engages in blockbusting.
4. a motion picture produced at lavish cost.
5. a highly promoted best-selling book, especially a novel: »

Big conglomerate money is what enables the hard-cover houses to pay out big advances for the potential blockbusters that they hope will allow them to hit the paperback-rights bonanzas (New Yorker).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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