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bust-up

[buhst-uhp] /ˈbʌstˌʌp/
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
1840-1850
1840-50; noun use of verb phrase bust up
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British Dictionary definitions for bustup

bust-up

noun
1.
a quarrel, esp a serious one ending a friendship, etc
2.
(Brit) a disturbance or brawl
verb (adverb)
3.
(intransitive) to quarrel and part
4.
(transitive) to disrupt (a meeting), esp violently
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Slang definitions & phrases for bustup

bust-up

noun

An argument, esp violent: bust-up over unionizing (1900+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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