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
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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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A relative of the victim told the police that three men stopped Zahid in a street and exchanged words with him. Later, they stabbed Zahid repeatedly and fled.
The former senator belonged to Mohmand Agency and was reportedly at his house when his brothers exchanged words with him. Rehman's guard allegedly fired at them, thereby killing the two brothers.