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- 1 (breakup)Example sentences
- As the characters struggle to navigate the tangled web of their assorted affairs and bust-ups, they are routinely forced to spout alarming quantities of American therapy-speak of the kind popularised by shows such as Dr Phil.
- And the WWF has not been without its problems: several accidents, lawsuits, bust-ups and gaffes all combining to give him some serious headaches in recent years.
- Backroom bust-ups were, and still are, regular occurrences but are traditionally kept ‘in-house’ with the public none the wiser and differences quickly sorted out by the combatants.
- 2 (quarrel) (British English) [colloquial]bronca (feminine) [colloquial]Example sentences
- And somehow he got away with just a stern warning after a touchline bust-up in stoppage time.
- The police are not used to dealing with anything more serious than the theft of a cow or a drunken bust-up in the local public house.
- The Football Association could deal a further double blow to their already slim hopes of Premiership survival when they investigate the series of bust-ups at the end of the Reebok clash.
Definition of bust up colloquial in:
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