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English noun: quarrel

1. quarrel (communication) an angry dispute


SamplesThey had a quarrel.
They had words.


Synonymsdustup, row, run-in, words, wrangle


Broader (hypernym)conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute


Narrower (hyponym)affray, altercation, bicker, bickering, bust-up, fracas, fuss, pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff

2. quarrel (artifact) an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges


Broader (hypernym)arrow


English verb: quarrel

1. quarrel (communication) have a disagreement over something


SamplesWe quarreled over the question as to who discovered America.
These two fellows are always scrapping over something.


ExamplesSam and Sue quarrel, Sam wants to quarrel with Sue


Synonymsaltercate, argufy, dispute, scrap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)argue, contend, debate, fence


Narrower (hyponym)brawl, fall out, polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize, spat, wrangle









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