dust·​up | \ˈdəst-ˌəp \

Definition of dustup 

: row, fight

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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

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Privacy - Terms While Loggains did not address the latest dustup between a current and former Dolphins wideout, his remarks felt like a pretty strong rebuttal to Chambers' recent criticism. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "DeVante Parker didn't need to fire back at Chris Chambers. The organization (politely) did so for him," 6 June 2018 Since the dustup over the Veterans Affairs nomination, White House legislative officials have been quiet about Mr. Dunkin’s prospects of gaining confirmation, these people said. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Search for Permanent FAA Chief Seemingly on Hold," 10 July 2018 Beijing has used such tactics in dustups with various countries, including South Korea, Australia and Norway. Washington Post, "China’s bravado belies worries over trade clashes with US," 5 July 2018 Kemp was ejected, along with Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos, for their dustup to end the third inning. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Matt Kemp ejected in Dodgers' 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rangers," 14 June 2018 The dustup started when Intel, the world’s leading chipmaker, gave a keynote address at the Computex trade show in Taiwan Tuesday, just a few hours before AMD took the stage. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Intel May Have Mislead Video Gamers With a New Chip Demonstration," 8 June 2018 Similar early efforts on neutrality caused a dustup in 1912, reported the Chicago Tribune. Leanne Italie, Fox News, "Gender-bending, time-traveling pronouns: A history," 1 June 2018 On a scale from zero to influencing the outcome of the United States presidential election, the Twitter dustup that threatens to engulf 76ers front-office boss Bryan Colangelo is small potatoes indeed. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Hard to see how Bryan Colangelo survives his Sixers Twittergate | Bob Ford," 30 May 2018 Mirigian seemed to have already put her dustup with the feds behind her. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "111-year-old San Francisco woman had to prove to U.S. government that she was still alive," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of dustup

1897, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dustup

: a fight or loud argument

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