bust-up

Definitions

  • Sat staring up at the busts
    Sat staring up at the busts
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bust-up a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
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Usage

In literature:

I was just boiling up, and had to bust out, I guess.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
Den I jumped up from out'n de dust, An' I rid him till I thought he'd bust.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Humanity has been on the big kill, with the result that the tablets of Moses have been busted up something fierce.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Prompt bust-up of childhood sweetheart's romance.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
I don't calc'late she'll have time to bust up in forty miles.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
But she'll bust Amzi before she winds up.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
When I get 'er I'll bust it up for kindlin' wood.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
I don't reckon the outfit'll bust up before you get a man down there.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
He steal all de marten, an' he bust up de deadfalls.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
There ain't any town, not since the Jewell Lumber Company busted up.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
We're goin' ter bust up thet crowd an' penitenshery them thet leads 'em.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
An' Elsie Cameron said we'd gotter find it, or when Arabella's fella'd come he'd bust up somethin'!
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
My word, what a bust-up!
"With Joffre at Verdun" by F. S. Brereton
With her head up and bust thrown forward, the beautiful creature knew how to make an imposing appearance.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
There'll be a gorgeous bust-up one of these days.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
If there's a bust-up there do you think it'll spread up here?
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
Put up a fence, and somebody'll bust it.
"Of Stegner's Folly" by Richard S. Shaver
Where d'yer think as I spent my last bust up?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93. July 30, 1887" by Various
You'll bust up all of a sudden, and at the wrong time, if you don't watch it.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
Friday, bust open the door of the cabin, an' bring up the 'squire's spy-glass.
"No Moss" by Harry Castlemon
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In poetry:

Of all the bad horses that I ever rode,
None was like him, for he seemed to explode.
He busted me up and I'm still stiff and lamed--
That Ridge Runnin' Outlaw will never be tamed.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
That's 'ow it alwiz is: I try to show
'Ow I can use me bean in deep-laid lurks;
An' then some fool must go
An' bust the works.
'Ere, I 'ave planned a coop in slap-up-style,
An' Danny spikes me guns with gran'pa's tile.
"The Dance" by C J Dennis
Now Tom he was a lazy chap and fonder of his beer
Than he was of mending up his nets and tending to his gear,
And that was how it came about the seine bust clean in two,
And Tom he stood there gaping while the merrymaid slipped through.
"Told At "The Pilchards"" by Cicely Fox Smith
"I got no time fer wasters, lad," sez 'e,
"But that there ugly mug o' yourn I trust."
An' so I reckon that it's up to me
To make a bloomin' do of it or bust.
I got to take the back-ache wiv the rest,
An' plug along, an' do me little best.
"Uncle Jim" by C J Dennis

In news:

The head of the MTA's security committee said Tuesday that he will be demanding that the agency come up with an in-house solution to the hundreds of busted cameras idling in the system.
HOUMA, LA (NBC33) — A 62-year-old man was locked up after he was busted for stuffing meat in his pants and allegedly leaving the store without paying for them.
Gabriel Aubry was reunited with daughter Nahla on Friday, for the first time since his Thanksgiving bust-up with her mom's fiance, Olivier Martinez, and RadarOnline.com has the details.
A routine traffic stop for not buckling up on I-94 near Paw Paw yesterday afternoon may have led to a multi thousand-dollar marijuana bust .
Paris reportedly suspects she was set up in drug bust .
Man Busted for Chopping Up Wife's Shoes.
A multi-agency marijuana bust Friday reportedly turned up an estimated $1 million worth of marijuana and led to the arrest of a Rio Dell resident with ties to an outdoor marijuana growing operation.
A routine traffic stop for not buckling up on I-94 near Paw Paw yesterday afternoon may have led to a multi thousand-dollar marijuana bust.
Police dispatcher busted for drug possession Search of home turns up 'illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia'.
PHILADELPHIA — A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone's trial and lawman Eliot Ness' sworn oath of office are among the more sobering artifacts in a new exhibit documenting the driest period in US history.
A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone's trial, and lawman Eliot Ness' sworn oath of office.
Sex offender busted trying to hook up with teen.
Homes purchased for all cash remained at extremely high levels, mostly because of investors snapping up homes after the huge price declines of the housing bust.
A check fraud and money laundering ring that stole more than $150,000 from at least 30 Chase and Citibank accounts was busted up by a joint investigation by city, state and federal authorities.
He got off to a shaky start, almost busting up the rear end of a stationary Isuzi.
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In science:

If she picks the slow time scale, she will end up aggregating the dynamics of multiple generations of the faster species, missing out its temporal booms and busts as well.
The Time Invariance Principle, Ecological (Non)Chaos, and A Fundamental Pitfall of Discrete Modeling
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