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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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