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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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Frank Warren believes a title dust-up between Frampton and Warrington is a "dream fight" and potentially the "best domestic fight for many, many years".
It's a very decent domestic dust-up. For me, that's all that matters.
England captain Mike Gatting's infamous dust-up with Pakistani umpire Shakoor Rana set a malevolent tone for cricket's future.
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky explained that "brothers fight" and it was on to the next play, but he chose to highlight how the unusually low number of dust-ups in camp is a testament to how tight the Bears truly are.
LIVERPOOL v CHELSEA Wednesday 8pm, BT Sport 2 Liverpool and Chelsea have had some decent dust-ups in European competition over the years but this Uefa Super Cup clash could be a more tame affair.
There were run-ins and dust-ups between the teams in years gone by and there is certainly no love lost between the Red Rose and White Rose clubs.
There were lots of run-ins and dust-ups between the teams in years gone by and there is certainly no love lost between the Red Rose and White Rose clubs.
It is the latest in a series of dust-ups between the administration and Congress on an Iran policy that has often appeared inconsistent, careening between threats of military action and offers to talk with Iranian leaders.
Australia is a highly multicultural country, but also sees occasional public dust-ups about the use of racially and sexually loaded language.
Boxing fans are relishing two all-British dust-ups to end the year.
Daniel, 27, is ticking over waiting for a date after a couple of Area dust-ups in recent times against Tom Whitfield, winning the Area title in Northumberland before losing it in Sedgefield in his last outing.
Across the South, there have been several dust-ups as cities reckon with their history of slavery and the Civil War.