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squabble about someone or something

to quarrel and disagree about someone or something. Please stop squabbling about Jeff, or I'll put him on my team so neither of you can have him. There is no need to squabble about the last piece of pie. There's more in the kitchen.
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squabble over someone or something

to fight over someone or something. Please don't squabble over me. I don't want to be chosen by any of you! Stop squabbling over money and go out and get a job.
See also: over, squabble

squabble with someone

to argue with someone. Please don't squabble with your sister! I wish that everyone would stop squabbling with me!
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squabble with something

to argue about something. I won't squabble with what you said, but you are wrong. One political party will squabble with any issue the other party brings up.
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corn squabble

n. a fight. (Perhaps referring to chickens fighting over corn.) Stop this silly corn squabble and let’s try to talk this through.
See also: corn, squabble
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A little squabble between gendarmerie and protesters
Each of the four episodes of Don't Start will feature a new petty squabble as it escalates out of control.
We can expect everything, from a couple who squabble over a cat named Bubbles to a man whose wife wants him to stop acting like a teenager and ditch his skateboards.
To settle this noisy squabble, no sacrifice-on the part of the Nepali people-is too great, apparently.
One day a petty squabble grows into the war of the buttons.
This may be the background of the current squabble between the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association and the Foundation boards of directors over whether the association should charge the foundation an administrative fee for the various staff services it has always provided gratis (NL/NL 6/16/04).
Boniface asserted that the church was required only to support crusades against the Muslims who held the Holy Land, not conflicts sparked by secular concerns such as squabbles over territory or trade.
The squabbles we are seeing now are the kind of petty arguments you shouldn't even get at parish council level.
Meanwhile, Nicoletta's Greek aunt Antonia squabbles with Steve about what should be served at dinner.
Steven notes that his father has substantial assets--including stocks, bonds, and several bank accounts--and a will would ensure that they are dispersed as the senior Woods desires, avoiding squabbles between siblings and legal hassles in state probate court.
If their squabbles are blatant attention-seeking, it's worth examining whether you're sparking sibling rivalry by showing favouritism to one or the other, or whether you take scant notice of either of them when they're not fighting.
The court action is the latest in a series of Milstein family squabbles that have pitted the families of brothers Seymour and Paul Milstein against one another.
An all-gay variation on The Real World turns the cameras on the squabbles in a summer resort
Some groups, meanwhile, fearing government intrusion in the Internet, or the bullying of small-time Internet users by big corporations, have proposed arbitration as a way to resolve cybersquatting squabbles before they get to court.
Cortney Palomo were stalwart Standard Bearers; and the diplomats' squabbles had an appropriate satirical malice without degenerating into crude caricatures.