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dust-up

n
a quarrel, fight, or argument
vb
(tr, adverb) to attack or assault (someone)
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dust-up

noun (Informal) fight, conflict, argument, set-to (informal), encounter, brush, scrap (informal), quarrel, skirmish, tussle, punch-up (Brit. informal), fracas, shindig (informal) He had a dust-up with the referee.
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dust-up

[ˈdʌstʌp] N (Brit) → pelea f, bronca f
to have a dust-up withpelearse con, tener una bronca con

dust-up

[ˈdʌstˌʌp] n (fam) → zuffa

dust

(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
verb
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.
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England captain Mike Gatting's infamous dust-up with Pakistani umpire Shakoor Rana set a malevolent tone for cricket's future.
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Yes Tommy, but that person's going to be you," he spat back, the married couple's initial domestic cosiness having long since descended into a series of furniture trashing dust-ups.