Definition of make (or kick up) a row in US English:

make (or kick up) a row


  • 1Make a noise or commotion.

    • ‘The motor made such a row that it became incredibly embarrassing.’
    • ‘Later we were most of us very drunk and we went together to the Haymarket Theatre where we kicked up a row.’
    1. 1.1 Make a vigorous protest.
      • ‘Well, I made such a row that the hotel manager did find me a quiet, air conditioned, back-of-the-hotel, fourth floor room for the last two nights of the conference.’
      • ‘An encore of a singer being refused, the audience made a row, refused to hear the singers still on the programme, and just went away.’