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
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I brought the bust up with me, as you asked me to do.
Alluding to the extent of Florida, a mere peninsula confined between two seas, they pretended that it could never sustain the shock of the discharge, and that it would "bust up" at the very first shot.
"Very well, let it bust up!" replied the Floridans, with a brevity of the days of ancient Sparta.