Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bust up”

See all translations

bust up

mainly US informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with bust   /bʌst/ (busted or UK also bust, busted or UK also bust ) us  
If a relationship busts up, or the people in a relationship bust up, the relationship ends: They busted up last year.
Translations of “bust up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (激烈爭吵後)斷絶關係…
in Chinese (Simplified) (激烈争吵后)断绝关系…
(Definition of bust up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bust up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More