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“altercation” in British English

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altercationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɒl.təˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɑːl.tɚˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal

a loud argument 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)

“altercation” in American English

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altercationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌɔl·tərˈkeɪ·ʃən/

a loud argument or disagreement:

Phil got into an altercation with his partner.

(Definition of “altercation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)