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altercationnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɒl.təˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɑːl.t̬ɚ-/ formal
a ​loudargument or ​disagreement: According to ​witnesses, the altercation between the two men ​started inside the ​restaurant.
(Definition of altercation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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altercationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌɔl·tərˈkeɪ·ʃən/
a ​loudargument or ​disagreement: Phil got into an altercation with his ​partner.
(Definition of altercation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “altercation”
in Spanish Altercado…
in Vietnamese cuộc cãi lộn…
in Malaysian perbalahan…
in Thai การทะเลาะวิวาท…
in Chinese (Simplified) 争辩, 争吵, 口角…
in Indonesian percekcokan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爭辯, 爭吵, 口角…
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