quarrel

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): He seems to enjoy picking a quarrel with everyone he meets.
2 a reason or subject for disagreement: Is there any quarrel between those two that I should know about?
3 have no quarrel with formal to have no reason to dislike someone or disagree with an idea, decision etc: We have no quarrel with the court's verdict.
2 verb quarrelled, quarrelling BrE quarreled, quarreling AmE (I) to have an argument: I wish you two would stop quarreling. (+ with): They're forever bickering and quarrelling with each other. (+ about): We're not going to quarrel about a few dollars. quarrel with sth phrasal verb (T) to disagree with something or complain about something: Few of us can quarrel with the idea of more choice and more competition.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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