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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When the rally reached the outhouse of the winning candidate at Mohari, the supporters of rival candidate exchanged words with them. After that the rival candidate's men, including Fiaz, Abbas, Jalal and Moeen Chishti opened indiscriminate fire.
Later, President al-Assad received the ambassadors individually and exchanged words with them, wishing them success in their mission.