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: to dispute angrily or noisily : wrangle
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argue, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle
1530, in the meaning defined above
Latin altercatus, past participle of altercari, from alter other
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