bust-up bust-up


  • (n) a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)


  1. Revolt at Transamerica It was noisy and public enough to have been the bust-up of a particularly rocky Hollywood marriage, which in fact was just what it had been.
  2. If the fractiousness continues, however, well-armed regional powers could assert control over the wealth under their turf, adding economic momentum to a national bust-up.
  3. By 1928 will have come, the predictions go, another great cataclysm, a grand bust-up.


  • Sports Digest McGeady Boruc Dispute Laid to Rest

    Celtic's Ireland winger Aiden McGeady and Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc were involved in a training ground bust-up before their club's Scottish Cup fifth round win over Queens Park on Saturday.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. "It was no big bust-up, but we kind of drifted apart after that," McCartney said on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. "But (Jackson) was a lovely man, massively talented, and we miss him."
    on Jul 17, 2009 By: Paul McCartney Source: Edmonton Sun

  2. "I don't know if they have had a bust-up but it does strike me as odd that apparently they did not speak to one another in the aftermath of Friday's incident," said Coulthard, who retired as a Red Bull driver in 2008. "Either way, Lewis needs...
    on Mar 30, 2010 By: David Coulthard Source: Times of India

  3. Chief executive Peter Kenyon added: "There is absolutely nothing in the stories going around and in particular no truth in any rumours of a bust-up with one or several players which led to him leaving the club. That is incorrect and we need to move...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Peter Kenyon Source: Times Online

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