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

  • 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.
  • After all, the noisy bust-up of the American film stars' 12-year relationship served the British monarchy handsomely by shoving off the front pages of frenzy-feeding tabloids the .
  • Earlier media analyses of what had preceded the bust-up depicted Materazzi's comments as Islamophobic or racist in nature with one suggesting the Italian had called Zidane a .
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  • 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.
    June 28, 2013 - Irish Central

  • Paul McCartney in Edmonton Sun
    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."
  • David Coulthard in Times of India
    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...
  • Peter Kenyon in Times Online
    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...

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