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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.
GETTING long of points in tonight's NFL dust-up between the Jets and Falcons can be justified solely on the Falcons' last two games, which have produced 59 and 65 points, writes Phil Agius.
And then the Olympic gold medalist will turn his attentions to a massive 2016, which - he hopes - will include mouth watering dust-ups with David Haye (right, top) and Tyson Fury, the new heavyweight king.
If the Olympic gold medallist wins the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title at London's O2 this weekend, he will then turn his attentions to mouth-watering dust-ups with David Haye and new world champion Tyson Fury.
They've won nine of their last 12 Salford dust-ups with the last four being won by margins of 16, 16, 58 and 42.
The other domestic dust-ups should be tight with Moneyslane, on a patchy run of form, travelling to Laurelvale and ground-share partners Richhill and Broomhill meeting.
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.
I am not sure if you were watching that training session just then, but there were five or six dust-ups and the boys have been training with a lot of intensity.
After the lack of fight accused at times under Laudrup, Swansea have spent the past 48 hours playing down reports of having too much of it as training ground dust-ups betrayed the tensions of being too near trouble with four games to go.
Beijing frequently protests meetings with the Dalai Lama, and the dust-ups have become something of a diplomatic ritual for Obama, who faced Beijing's ire when he met with the Tibetan leader in 2010 and again in 2011.
There have been dust-ups in Dubai and anger in Abu Dhabi in recent months over rising rents - but it's real estate in Sharjah that might beat both to touch highs last seen before the dawn of the financial crisis.