N-COUNT: usu pl
If someone or something causes ructions, they cause strong protests, quarrels, or other trouble. [INFORMAL]

Both activities have caused some ructions.

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  • Ruction — Ruc tion, n. An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ruction — disturbance, 1825, dialectal or colloquial, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • ruction — ► NOUN informal 1) a disturbance or quarrel. 2) (ructions) trouble. ORIGIN perhaps from INSURRECTION(Cf. ↑insurrectionist) …   English terms dictionary

  • ruction — [ruk′shən] n. [altered < INSURRECTION, orig. with reference to the Irish Insurrection (1798)] Informal a riotous outbreak or uproar; noisy disturbance or quarrel …   English World dictionary

  • ruction — noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from insurrection Date: circa 1825 1. a noisy fight 2. disturbance, uproar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruction — /ruk sheuhn/, n. a disturbance, quarrel, or row. [1815 25; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruction — noun /ˈɹʌk.ʃən/ A noisy quarrel or fight. Syn: brawl, disturbance, fracas, row, uproar See Also: ruckus …   Wiktionary

  • ruction — Synonyms and related words: affray, broil, bustle, clamor, clatter, donnybrook, fight, fracas, fray, free for all, hassle, hubbub, hurly burly, melee, out, pother, storm, to do …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ruction — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A quarrel, fight, or disturbance marked by very noisy, disorderly, and often violent behavior: affray, brawl, broil2, donnybrook, fray, free for all, melee, not, row2, tumult. Informal: fracas. Slang: rumble. See… …   English dictionary for students

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