Definition of dust-up in English:

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dust-up

Pronunciation: /ˈdəst ˌəp/

noun

informal
A fight; a quarrel: you and Larry had a dust-up over Val?
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  • He thinks the current dust-up about electronic voting is a political squabble.
  • In a society that takes pride in the mildness of its political debates (with the exception of periodic dust-ups over Quebec sovereignty), immigrant fiction writers are among the country's sharpest social critics.
  • Now, if you're interested in getting to the bottom of these sorts of high jinks you want to see dust-ups like this because if things get ugly - and especially if they go into the courts - you know all the details are going to come out.

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Syllabification: dust-up

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