bust-up

bust-up

[buhst-uhp]
noun Informal.
1.
a separation or dissolution, as of a marriage or a close friendship.
2.
a large party, especially a noisy one.
3.
Chiefly British. a quarrel; disturbance; punch-up.

Origin:
1840–50; noun use of verb phrase bust up

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bust-up
 
n
1.  a quarrel, esp a serious one ending a friendship, etc
2.  (Brit) a disturbance or brawl
 
vb
3.  (intr) to quarrel and part
4.  (tr) to disrupt (a meeting), esp violently

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