Definition of ruction in English:


Line breaks: ruc|tion
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌkʃ(ə)n


1A disturbance or quarrel: she acted as if there’d been no earlier ruction
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  • Those in dispute have gone to great lengths to get the people of Newcastle behind them while at the same time keeping mum about the cause of the ruction.
  • My illness could easily have caused a ruction in the marriage as I just didn't want to know anyone.
  • Eager to prevent the family ruction he knows this will bring about, Ray makes a beeline over to his parents' house to try to intercept the letter.
altercation, quarrel;
(ructions)an outcry, trouble, the devil to pay, hell to pay
British informal row, kerfuffle
North American informal foofaraw
1.1 (ructions) British Angry reactions, protests, or complaints: if Mrs Salt catches her there’ll be ructions


early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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