a quarrel; argument; row.
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How to use dustup in a sentence
By contrast, Mary came out of that whole dust-up with a deep reservoir of good will among non-wingers.
The fans also have no say in what they want to receive from their local cable and satellite companies in this dust up.
(After no small amount of public outcry thanks to a short article about the dust-up in Page Six, Cruise apologized).Connor and Isabella Cruise Side With Dad After Tom and Nicole Kidman Split | Chris Lee | July 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
One can sweep everything with the broom, dust everything with the duster, and take the dust up on a newspaper.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
He waved his hand and disappeared through the dust up the column, the two soldiers trotting hard after him.With Sully into the Sioux Land | Joseph Mills Hanson
I also told him he was a wonder, but how did he manage to slip out near a ton of dust up that road without our knowing it?The Killer | Stewart Edward White
See how the buffalo takes its steep bank—a plunge headlong, which sends the dust up in clouds.Buffalo Land | W. E. Webb
Then, with a few dexterous flourishes of her cloth, she would start the dust up in a cloud.Round the Block | John Bell Bouton
British Dictionary definitions for dust-up
a quarrel, fight, or argument
(tr, adverb) to attack or assault (someone)
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