exchange words (with someone)

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exchange words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John exchanged words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to exchange words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are exchanging words again.
See also: exchange, word

have/exchange ˈwords (with somebody) (about something)

(especially British English) argue or quarrel with somebody because you do not like the way they have behaved: I had to have words with him about his behaviour.They both got angry and had words.
See also: exchange, have, word
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Occasionally they would exchange words with one another in a monosyllabic language.
The team-mates appear to exchange words in a social media clip posted by the club of the players strolling around Perth following their flight from the UK.
The incident came after Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz had appeared to exchange words following a challenge from the former, and just hours after Sarri had revealed the growing love for his players amid rumours over his future.
His stay with GlobalPort ended on a sour note when Romeo and coach Pido Jarencio exchange words during their quarterfinal loss to Magnolia in the Philippine Cup.
On Monday, both groups had exchange words. Later, six armed members of the Butt group attacked their rivals outside the house and opened fire, killing three brothers Qaisar Shah, Irfan Shah and Amir Shah and Rehman and Arslan.
The Defense chief clarified that the Chinese and the Filipinos only exchange words when the latter conducts patrols in the West Philippine Sea.
After the ceremony, Ambassador Lhuillier had the opportunity to exchange words with President Macron and invite him to visit the Philippines, in reply to which Mr.
Ben Gibson acts as peacemaker as Adam Clayton, left, and Victor Valdes exchange words
The Governor and participants of the meeting exchange words and discussed various prevailing problems in way of ensuring good quality of education.
Andrea Pirlo, left, and Celtic's Scott Brown exchange words during the Champions League clash at Celtic Park
Instead, Noda will possibly exchange words with Hu for a short time, as confrontation over the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands claimed by China as Diaoyu could intensify during a formal bilateral summit, the sources said.
Then, when manager Roberto Mancini introduced Nigel de Jong for Edin Dzeko ten minutes after the re-start, the Bosnian seemed to exchange words with his manager.
The row originated between wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and Strauss with Ponting quick to intervene and exchange words with the Middlesex opener.
The latest incident saw the 34-year-old exchange words with a male in the crowd, who was wearing an England shirt, during the Galaxy's 1-1 draw with the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday.
Abe had initially decided not to attend an annual meeting to be held by the survivors on Monday, deciding instead to only attend a memorial service for atomic bomb victims, prompting Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba to say it was ''quite regrettable'' that the premier would not directly exchange words with the survivors during his visit to Hiroshima.