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noun [countable/uncountable] dispute pronunciation in British English /dɪˈspjuːt/dispute pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪspjuːt/
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  1. a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
    dispute between:

    a territorial dispute between rival gangs

    dispute over:

    a dispute over pay

    dispute with:

    Monroe’s behaviour eventually led to a dispute with the referee.



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