quarrel

  • 1 quarrel# — quarrel n Quarrel, wrangle, altercation, squabble, bickering, spat, tiff are comparable when they mean a dispute marked by anger or discord on both sides. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are found in their corresponding… …

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  • 2 Quarrel — Quar rel, n. [OE. querele, OF. querele, F. querelle, fr. L. querela, querella, a complaint, fr. queri to complain. See {Querulous}.] 1. A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Quarrel — Quar rel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quarreled}or {Quarrelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quarreling} or {Quarrelling}.] 1. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic. [1913 Webster] Our people quarrel with… …

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  • 4 Quarrel — Quar rel, v. t. 1. To quarrel with. [R.] I had quarelled my brother purposely. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Quarrel — Quar rel, n. [OE. quarel, OF. quarrel, F. carreau, LL. quadrellus, from L. quadrus square. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Quadrel}, {Quarry} an arrow, {Carrel}.] 1. An arrow for a crossbow; so named because it commonly had a square head. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 quarrel — ► NOUN 1) an angry argument or disagreement. 2) a reason for disagreement. ► VERB (quarrelled, quarrelling; US quarreled, quarreling) 1) have a quarrel. 2) ( …

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  • 7 Quarrel — est un personnage de James Bond. Il est natif des îles Caïmans résidant dorénavant en Jamaïque. James Bond le rencontre pour la première fois dans le roman Requins et services secrets. Quarrel est une aide précieuse pour James Bond, tant par sa… …

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  • 8 quarrel — [n] disagreement affray, altercation, argument, battle royal*, beef*, bickering*, brannigan*, brawl, breach, broil*, catfight*, combat, commotion, complaint, contention, controversy, difference, difference of opinion, difficulty, disapproval,… …

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  • 9 quarrel — quarrel1 [kwôr′əl, kwär′əl] n. [ME quarel < OFr < ML querellus < VL * quadrellum, dim. of L quadrus, a square] 1. a bolt or arrow with a quadrangular head, shot from a crossbow 2. a small, diamond shaped or square pane of glass, as in a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Quarrel — Quar rel, n. [Written also quarreller.] One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 quarrel — index altercation, argument (contention), bicker, brawl, challenge, collide (clash), commotion …

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  • 12 quarrel — The verb has inflected forms quarrelled, quarrelling in BrE, and usually quarreled, quarreling in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 quarrel — I n. 1) to cause, lead to a quarrel (their political differences led to a bitter quarrel) 2) to have, pick, provoke, start a quarrel (he picked a quarrel with his neighbor) 3) to patch up, settle a quarrel 4) a bitter, furious, violent; long… …

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  • 14 quarrel — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, serious, violent ▪ family, internal, lovers ▪ personal, private …

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  • 15 quarrel — quar|rel1 [ˈkwɔrəl US ˈkwo: , ˈkwa: ] n especially BrE [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: querele complaint , from Latin querela, from queri to complain ] 1.) an angry argument or disagreement ▪ I think they ve had a quarrel . quarrel with ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 quarrel — [[t]kwɒ̱rəl, AM kwɔ͟ːr [/t]] quarrels, quarrelling, quarrelled (in AM, use quarreling, quarreled) 1) N COUNT A quarrel is an angry argument between two or more friends or family members. I had a terrible quarrel with my other brothers... It could …

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  • 17 quarrel */ — I UK [ˈkwɒrəl] / US [ˈkwɔrəl] noun [countable] Word forms quarrel : singular quarrel plural quarrels 1) an argument, especially one about something unimportant between people who know each other well petty quarrels quarrel about/over: We had the… …

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  • 18 quarrel — 01. The young child was woken up by the sound of his parents [quarrelling] in the kitchen. 02. The [quarrel] between the Israelis and the Palestinians has cost thousands of lives over the years. 03. My older sister always [quarrelled] with my… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 quarrel — quar|rel1 [ kwɔrəl ] noun count * 1. ) an argument, especially one about something unimportant between people who know each other well: petty quarrels quarrel about/over: We had the usual family quarrel about who should take the dog out. quarrel… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 quarrel — 1 noun (C) 1 an angry argument, often about something that is not important (+ with): She got into a silly quarrel with the other children. (+ about/over): What was the quarrel all about? | pick a quarrel (with) (=deliberately start a quarrel):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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