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"quarrel" in British English

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quarrelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɒr.əl/  us   /ˈkwɔːr-/
B2 an ​angrydisagreement between two or more ​people or ​groups: They had a ​bitter quarrel about/over some ​money three ​years ago and they haven't ​spoken to each other since. We have no quarrel with the ​people of ​yourcountry (= we have no ​reason to ​disagree with or ​dislike them). They ​seem to have patched uptheir quarrel (= ​finishedtheirdisagreement and ​started to be ​friendly).

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quarrelverb [I]

uk   /ˈkwɒr.əl/  us   /ˈkwɔːr-/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
B2 to have an ​angrydisagreement with someone: What did you quarrel about/over? She quarrelled with everyone in the ​village.
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(Definition of quarrel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quarrelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwɑr·əl, ˈkwɔr-/
an ​angrydisagreement between ​people, ​groups, or ​countries: A ​bigfamily quarrel ​left Judith and me in ​tears.

quarrelverb [I]

 us   /ˈkwɑr·əl, ˈkwɔr-/
to ​disagree with someone in an ​angry, often ​loud way: We ​heardourneighbors quarreling about/over ​money.
(Definition of quarrel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quarrel”
in Korean 말다툼…
in Arabic جِدال, شِجار…
in Malaysian pergaduhan…
in French dispute…
in Russian ссора, спор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爭吵,不和…
in Italian litigio…
in Turkish tartışma, münakaşa, ağız kavgası…
in Polish kłótnia, sprzeczka…
in Spanish pelea, riña…
in Vietnamese sự cãi nhau…
in Portuguese briga, discórdia, discussão…
in Thai การทะเลาะ…
in German der Streit…
in Catalan baralla, discussió…
in Japanese 口論, 言い合い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 争吵,不和…
in Indonesian pertengkaran…
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