Examples of dustup in a Sentence
He had a dustup with a guy in the bar.
he came home with a black eye from the dustup at the bar
Recent Examples of dustup from the Web
The dustup was the latest incident in which a star in the Kardashian-Jenner reality-TV clan has been slammed online for alleged racial missteps.
New York Knicks great Charles Oakley accepted a plea deal Friday in a case stemming from his February dustup with Madison Square Garden security.
The dustup was limited to some pushing and yelling.
Any dustup in Syria could easily spill over into Iraq, where 6,000 U.S. troops operate in close proximity to tens of thousands of Shia militia fighters aligned with Iran.
MORE TROUBLE Six laps after the Keselowski-Johnson-Bowyer crash sent smoke billowing across the infield, Kasey Kahne and Trevor Bayne tangled in Turn 1 and hit the wall in another dramatic dustup.
President Donald Trump and MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are caught up in a dustup that's seeing allegations and snark fly from all sides.
A Florida Keys firefighter, Dustin Hunt, evidently got into a heated dustup at a tiki bar with another man after the other guy refused to give him a cigarette, according to his arrest affidavit, reports the Florida Keys News.
Neither Saban nor Kiffin said publicly what caused the dustup, which occurred after a careless Alabama fumble led to a Western Kentucky touchdown in garbage time.
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First Known Use of dustup
Synonymsbattle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, fight, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle
Related Wordspitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfight
DUSTUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dustup for English Language Learners
: a fight or loud argument
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