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bust up

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phrasal verb informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybust up
he/she/itbusts up
present participlebusting up
past tensebust up or busted up
past participlebust up or busted up

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive] British to have an argument and end a relationship

    We bust up six months ago.

    See also bust-up
  2. 2
    [transitive] same as bust2 (sense 3)

    Customs officers have bust up a major gun smuggling operation.

See also main entry: bust


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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