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n. Slang
A row; a dispute.



a quarrel; argument; row.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dustup - an angry disputedustup - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
affray, altercation, fracas - noisy quarrel
pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff, bicker, bickering, fuss - a quarrel about petty points
bust-up - a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
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and Abdul issued threats against ABC, yet no news net flogged the story harder than Fox News Channel, which had Clark on as a guest and positioned the dustup as a fight between News Corp and Disney.
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