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bust up

mainly US informal
phrasal verb with bust uk   us   /bʌst/ verb [T] (busted or UK also bust, busted or UK also bust )
If a ​relationshipbusts up, or the ​people in a ​relationshipbust up, the ​relationshipends: They ​busted up last ​year.

bust-upnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbʌst.ʌp/ informal
a ​seriousargument, ​especially one that ​ends a ​relationship: She had a ​big bust-up with her ​brother-in-law.
(Definition of bust up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bust-upnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbʌstʌp/
UK informal a serious argument or disagreement, especially one which ​ends a ​relationship: The ​CEO was ​ousted last month after a ​boardroom bust-up.
(Definition of bust-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bust up”
in Turkish ciddi anlaşmazlık/uyuşmazlık…
in Russian скандал, ссора…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指导致关系破裂的)激烈争吵…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指導致關係破裂的)激烈爭吵…
in Polish awantura…
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