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quarrelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwɑr·əl, ˈkwɔr-/
an angry disagreement between people, groups, or countries: A big family quarrel left Judith and me in tears.

quarrelverb [I]

 us   /ˈkwɑr·əl, ˈkwɔr-/
to disagree with someone in an angry, often loud way: We heard our neighbors quarreling about/over money.
(Definition of quarrel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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quarrelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɒr.əl/  us   /ˈkwɔːr.əl/
B2 an angry disagreement 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 your country (= we have no reason to disagree with or dislike them). They seem to have patched up their quarrel (= finished their disagreement and started to be friendly).

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quarrelverb [I]

uk   /ˈkwɒr.əl/  us   /ˈkwɔːr.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
B2 to have an angry disagreement 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 riña, pelearse, discutir…
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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