Definition of altercation
- He got into several altercations with his boss.
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argument, battle royal, bicker, brawl, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle;
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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