bust up Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “bust up” - English Dictionary

"bust up" in British English

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bust-up" in Business English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of bust up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“bust up” in English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More