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To argue

argue

verb

if people argue, they speak to each other in an angry way because they disagree

bicker

verb

to argue about things that are not important

cavil

verb

to argue or protest about unimportant details

clash

verb

to argue very angrily with someone

dispute

verb

to argue about something

feud

verb

to be involved in an angry disagreement that continues for a long time

fight

verb

to disagree or argue about something

fight it out

if two people fight it out, they fight or argue until something is decided

haggle

verb

to argue in order to agree on the price of something

haggle

verb

to argue about the details of something

harry

verb

to continue to argue with someone or ask them for things so that they become tired or annoyed

joust

verb

to argue or compete

mess with

to make someone angry, or to argue with them

niggle

verb

to argue with someone or criticize them about something unimportant

quarrel

verb

to have an argument

quibble

verb

to argue or complain about something that is not important

remonstrate

verb

to argue with, complain to, or criticize someone about something

row

verb

if people row, they have a short noisy argument with each other

scrap

verb

to have a small fight or argument

skirmish

verb

to be involved in a skirmish

spar

verb

to argue

squabble

verb

to argue with someone about something that is not important

tangle

verb

to fight or to argue with someone

tangle with

to become involved in a fight or an argument with someone

tussle

verb

to fight or argue with someone, especially because you are both trying to get something

wrangle

verb

to argue about something for a long time, especially in an angry and unpleasant way

argue the toss

to continue to argue about something that has already been decided and is not important

bandy words

to argue, especially when this is a waste of time

be at each other’s throats

if two people are at each other’s throats, they are arguing in an angry way

be spoiling for a fight

to want a chance to fight or argue with someone

break ranks

if a member of a group breaks ranks, they disagree publicly with the rest of the group

cross swords (with someone)

to disagree or argue with someone about something

do battle

to argue with or fight against a difficult opponent, official system etc

drive a hard bargain

to argue in a very determined way in order to reach an agreement that benefits you

enter the lists

to become involved in a competition or argument

fight like cat and dog

to fight or argue often or with a lot of anger

lock horns (with)

to become involved in something such as a fight or competition with someone

make an issue of something

to argue about something or treat it as important when it is not, especially when this annoys other people

mix it (up) with someone

to argue or fight with someone

pick a fight/quarrel with someone

to start a fight or argument with someone

scratch someone’s eyes out

to fight or argue with someone in a very angry and cruel way

go at it/fight tooth and nail

to fight or argue with energy and determination

go/stand/fight etc toe-to-toe (with someone)

to argue or fight with someone in a very determined way

have/exchange words (with someone)

to have an argument with someone

slog it out

to argue or fight about something until someone wins

slug it out

to argue or fight about something until someone wins

sparks fly

if sparks fly, people argue in an angry way

split hairs

to argue or worry about very small details or differences that are not important

throw down the gauntlet

to make it clear that you want to argue or fight with someone about something

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