Definitions

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  • v. To argue, to have an argument.
  • v. To speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.

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

  • v. censure severely or angrily

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Examples

  • So he waved the Antonian ménage off with his secret undivulged, and turned to wondering if Agrippa might prove to have words of wisdom about it when he reached Narbo, near the Spanish border and a month’s journey from Rome.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • He fell off trying and the mother, Miss Macy, saw him out her window and marched over to have words with Grandma Rose.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • The chief of them, who had found us in the wood, seemed to have words stuck in his throat like a fishbone.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • She was not bold enough to march over and have words with Mr. Harkness, but she would send her mother, who was purposeful and firm, a force to contend with when she felt right was on her side.

    Plain Language

  • Ye will shift my lads up into steerage and accommodate my officers properly or I will have words to say from Governor Phillip all the way to Admiral Lord Howe and Sir John Middleton—not to mention Lord Sydney and Mr. Pitt!

    Morgan’s Run

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