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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To argue or dispute vehemently; wrangle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To contend in words; dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have a disagreement over something

Etymologies

Latin altercārī, altercāt-, to quarrel, from alter, other; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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