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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CLASH: Didier Zokora of Tottenham Hotspur exchanges words with West Ham's Craig Bellamy
32mins: Another good run into the area, with his shot then blocked before the Brazilian exchanges words and then a slap with Alex Rae as tempers begin to rise.