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rumpus

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌmpəs/

Translation of rumpus in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural rumpuses)

  • lío (masculine), escándalo (masculine), jaleo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] to cause a rumpus armar un lío or un escándalo to kick up o make a rumpus about sth armar un lío or un escándalo sobre algo
    Example sentences
    • That was a genuine abuse of her position, yet it caused less of a fuss than the present rumpus.
    • He recalled: ‘There had been a bit of a rumpus going on and then I heard him shouting for help.’
    • Perhaps mindful of the rumpus which had occurred between them the previous day, the referee warned him three times for not making enough effort to allow his opponent a clear view of the ball.

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