Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To argue or dispute vehemently; wrangle.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.

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

  • verb have a disagreement over something

Etymologies

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

[Latin altercārī, altercāt-, to quarrel, from alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

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