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dispute something with someone

to argue with someone about something, such as an amount of money. The customer disputed the amount of the check with the waiter. Please don't feel like you have to dispute every bill with the supplier.
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in dispute

also under dispute
doubted or causing argument Her ability to do the job is not in dispute.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form open to dispute (still in doubt): Her story of what happened is still open to dispute.
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in dispute

Disagreed about, in controversy. For example, This parcel of land is in dispute, claimed by several persons, or The origin of this phrase is in dispute. [Mid-1600s]
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Including these situations, we can classify goals and penalty kicks as legitimate, disputable, of illegitimate in the following way: goal (penalty kick) that should be awarded according to the rules is a legitimate goal (penalty kick); illegitimate goals (penalty kicks) should not be awarded; and disputable goals (penalty kicks) comprise goals (penalty kicks) for which there is no consensus regarding their legitimacy.
A disputable item is any item of income, gain, loss, deduction or credit if the taxpayer:
1 PAUL GASCOIGNE: "I've been booked 14 times this season, eight of which were my fault, but seven were disputable.
PAUL GASCOIGNE: 'I've had 14 bookings this season, eight of which were my fault but seven were disputable.
I've had 14 bookings this season," he said, "eight of which were my fault, but seven of which were disputable.
The first disputable incident of the evening came when Sprott was given a count late in the fourth round after taking a low blow.
The first disputable incident came when Sprott was given a count late in the fourth round after taking a low blow.
And, if the number of disputable items is finite and limited, the solution of the connected problems is possible.
They then must be forced by advocacy measures to an often reluctant outcome, that "public perceptions of risk are legitimate and must be treated as such, that risk management subsists in an inherently disputable zone .
Company executives have so far refuted the allegations, which surfaced after former Watson's employees informed independent lawmaker Lin Jui-tu of the chain's disputable practices.
The significance of these numbers to major retailers and their main suppliers of meat is partly as a justification for the continued dispersal of kill capacity with its associated diseconomies and disputable overcapacity.
While in Shalit's case it's disputable whether the accusations were founded, in Minkowitz's case it's clear that GLAAD's rant was sheer hokum.
Activism can, of course, go too far--though what is "too far" is often disputable and usually depends on who wins or loses.
he explicates in an entirely sympathetic manner Schoonenberg's very disputable claims that the pre-incarnate Word is an apersonal mode of being, and that Jesus is a human person the personal embodiment of the divine Word.
Carter only occasionally illumines what is distinctive about integrity but, as with my old scoutmaster, the advice he proffers is sensible and, even where disputable, deserves to be taken seriously.