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a heated argument (=extremely angry disagreement)
They won't accept higher prices without an argument.
I've had an argument with my girlfriend.
Every time we visit my family, he gets into an argument with my sister.
I try to avoid arguments about money.
The Court of Appeal rejected her arguments.
His main argument is stated in the opening chapter.
There are powerful arguments against releasing them from prison.
You could make an argument for working shorter hours.
This is the British English definition of argument. View American English definition of argument.
the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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