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ruction (plural ructions)
- A noisy quarrel or fight.
- 1947, Christopher Sheridan, Bread and circuses, page 52:
- She could see there were going to be ructions. Sure enough there'd be a scene between them, when Sebastian found what Tilly had been up to.
- 2002, Ruth Bereson, The Operatic State: Cultural Policy and the Opera House, page 148:
- Although she acknowledged that the development of an opera house had caused considerable ructions in Australia, she nevertheless implied that its construction was a sort of coming-of-age for the rough antipodeans
- 2013, Alan S. Blinder, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, ..., page 381:
- While the U.S. government had a huge fiscal deficit, similar to Greece's, the financial ructions emanating from Athens sent nervous money flocking to the United States, not away.
- 2014, Murray C. Morison, Time Sphere:
- Dad drove and Mum commented on Dad's driving; not too much, but just enough to occasionally lead to ructions.
noisy quarrel or fight
- ruction at OneLook Dictionary Search
- ruction in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.