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bust up

mainly US informal
phrasal verb with bust uk   /bʌst/ us   /bʌst/ verb [T] busted or UK also bust, busted or UK also bust
If a relationship busts up, or the people in a relationship bust up, the relationship ends: They busted up last year.

bust-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌst.ʌp/ us   /ˈbʌst.ʌp/ informal
a serious argument, 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   /ˈbʌstʌp/ us  
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)
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