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Another word for squabble

  1. To engage in a quarrel

      1. To be or become entangled.
      2. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      3. (Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
      1. To argue or fight:
      2. To annoy, harass, etc.
      3. To have a hassle
      1. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set:
      2. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
      3. To argue; dispute
      1. (Obsolete) To deck out; to dress.
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      3. To quarrel.
      1. To engage in a brief quarrel.
      2. To strike with a quick, slapping sound
      3. (Informal) To engage in a spat, or quarrel
      1. To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
      2. To evade the truth of a point under discussion by caviling; resort to a quibble
      1. To find fault or disagree:
      2. To have a heated dispute or disagreement, often, specif., with a resultant breach in friendship
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
      2. To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
      3. To argue or quarrel; dispute
      1. To quarrel angrily.
      2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
      3. To argue; debate
      1. To hold to be a fact; assert
      2. To strive in debate or controversy; dispute
      3. To strive in combat; fight
      1. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
      2. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
      3. To have a petty quarrel; squabble
      1. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
      2. To put forth reasons for or against something:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute.
  1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed

      1. (Informal) An argument or altercation.
      2. An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
      3. (Informal) A fight, quarrel, or argument
      1. Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
      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. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
      1. A troublesome situation
      2. Trouble; bother.
      3. An argument or a fight.
      1. The act of wrangling.
      2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
      1. A speech sound, or series of such sounds, serving to communicate meaning and consisting of at least one base morpheme with or without prefixes or suffixes; unit of language between the morpheme and the sentence
      2. A command or direction; an order:
      3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
      1. A petty quarrel.
      2. A slight quarrel; spat
      3. A little drink of weak liquor or punch
      1. A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
      2. (Informal) A brief, petty quarrel or dispute
      3. A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.
      1. A quarrel or argument.
      2. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
      3. An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
      1. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      2. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      3. A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
      1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
      2. An argument or controversial discussion
      3. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
      1. Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
      2. A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
      3. A quarrel or conflict:
      1. (Obs.) A fight
      2. A verbal controversy; a debate.
      3. A disputing; argument; debate
      1. Refusal to agree or comply
      2. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
      3. A quarrel or dispute
      1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      1. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
      2. Deliberation; consideration:
      3. Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
      1. A quarrel or dispute
      2. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
      3. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
      1. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
      2. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
      3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
      1. A sharp disagreement; conflict
      2. A violent conflict or confrontation.
      3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
      1. (Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
      2. An angry quarrel; a squabble.
      3. A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
      1. A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
      2. (--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
      3. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
      1. A vehement quarrel.
      2. An angry or heated argument
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Another word for squabble

      1. To try to extinguish (an uncontrolled fire).
      2. To cause to fight; manage (a boxer, gamecock, etc.)
      3. To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
      1. (Intransitive) To not agree (harmonize).
      2. To be harmful or give distress or discomfort, specif. physical discomfort
      3. To have a differing opinion:
      1. To give evidence of; indicate:
      2. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
      3. To put forth reasons for or against something:
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