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.
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.
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.
Two members of the match-ball sponsors' party for the fifth-round tie were seen, and highlighted on TV, to exchange words with United striker Rooney as he left the field following the pre-match warm up.
Two members of the match-ball sponsors' party for the fifth-round tie were seen, and highlighted on TV, to exchange words with Rooney as he left the field following the pre-match warm up.
Essex's Australian star stood his ground and was seen to exchange words with wicketkeeper Steve Griffiths after being given out by John Hampshire.
With the crowd incensed by the decision, and further angered by Tranmere manager John Aldridge appearing to exchange words with home supporters, Watford stormed forward.