bust up

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Verb1.bust up - smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

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vt sep (inf) boxkaputt machen (inf); marriagekaputtmachen (inf); meetingauffliegen lassen (inf); (by starting fights) → stören; I hate to bust up the partytut mir leid, dass ich die traute Runde stören muss
References in classic literature ?
I brought the bust up with me, as you asked me to do.
The Jesus and Mary Chain, UK tour, until October 3 handmade There's laptop, adjustable lining sold child Long before Liam and Noel, there were the Reids, the famously feuding brothers from East Kilbride who would have bust ups on stage and once finished a gig within 15 minutes.
THE Stone Roses last night sparked fears their highly anticipated reunion tour could end early amid bust ups - after the band rowed on stage.