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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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Translations

dust-up

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

[ˈdʌstˌʌp] n (fam) → zuffa
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
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.
CARL FRAMPTON believes a world title showdown with Josh Warrington can be one of the best domestic dust-ups of all time.
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.
It promises to be one of the most entertaining domestic dust-ups of 2017.
Every Tuesday night, 75 or more players compete in 56 singles and doubles matches with a minimum of dust-ups reported.