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Another word for run-in

  1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed

      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
      2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
      3. A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
      1. An argument or a fight.
      2. Trouble; bother.
      3. To argue or fight:
      1. To quarrel noisily or angrily.
      2. To grasp and maneuver something.
      3. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. A fit of irritation.
      2. A petty quarrel.
      3. To quarrel.
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
      2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
      2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
      3. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. A failure or refusal to agree.
      2. A disparity; an inconsistency.
      3. A conflict or difference of opinion.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
      2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
      1. The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate.
      2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
      3. An assertion put forward in argument:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
      2. To flicker or glitter:
      3. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
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  2. A brief, hostile exposure to or contact with something such as danger or opposition

      1. A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
      2. A minor or preliminary conflict or dispute:
      3. To engage in a minor battle or dispute.
      1. A meeting, especially one that is unplanned, unexpected, or brief:
      2. A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
      3. To meet, especially unexpectedly; come upon:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. An implement typically consisting of bristles fastened into a handle, used in scrubbing, polishing, grooming, or applying a liquid.
      2. The act of using this implement.
      3. A sweeping stroke of the hand, as in removing something.
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