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Definition of quarrel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈkwɑrəl//
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  1. 1[countable] quarrel (with somebody/between A and B) (about/over something) an angry argument or disagreement between people, often about a personal matter a family quarrel He did not mention the quarrel with his wife. They had a quarrel about money. Were you at any time aware of a quarrel between the two of them?
  2. 2[uncountable] quarrel (with somebody/something) (especially in negative sentences) a reason for complaining about someone or something or for disagreeing with someone or something We have no quarrel with his methods.
  3. Idioms
    pick a fight/quarrel (with somebody)
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    to deliberately start a fight or an argument with someone He drank too much and was ready to pick a fight with anyone who crossed his path.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: quarrel