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squabble about someone or something

to quarrel and disagree about someone or something. Please stop squabbling about Jeff, or I'll put him on my team so neither of you can have him. There is no need to squabble about the last piece of pie. There's more in the kitchen.
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squabble over someone or something

to fight over someone or something. Please don't squabble over me. I don't want to be chosen by any of you! Stop squabbling over money and go out and get a job.
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squabble with someone

to argue with someone. Please don't squabble with your sister! I wish that everyone would stop squabbling with me!
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squabble with something

to argue about something. I won't squabble with what you said, but you are wrong. One political party will squabble with any issue the other party brings up.
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corn squabble

n. a fight. (Perhaps referring to chickens fighting over corn.) Stop this silly corn squabble and let’s try to talk this through.
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The squabble erupted after family problems between the young man's wife and mother," the source said.
We should be working together on this, not getting involved in a tedious squabble," she said.
This may be the background of the current squabble between the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association and the Foundation boards of directors over whether the association should charge the foundation an administrative fee for the various staff services it has always provided gratis (NL/NL 6/16/04).
Transport groups squabble with councils, councils squabble with Government, and politicians squabble with each other.
During a family squabble, my parents told us exactly how "disappointed" they were in us.
It looks like there was a violent squabble," remarks anthropologist Erik Trinkaus of Washington University in St.
The case grew out of a squabble between Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi and Intel Corp.
But in the coming Presidential squabble over issues such as taxation and Social Security all bets are off.
In order to end the squabble, a team of Catholic-Jewish scholars, three of each, was appointed in October to study the documents together and, then, if it was thought necessary, to request and receive further documents from the Archives.
The generals were effusive in expressing their regrets about the killing, offering a reward while at the same time attempting to blame the murder on a family squabble.
And then there was the nasty squabble over the beasts and birds.
The games help keep kids too busy to squabble, and the tips for parents are proven sanity-savers, tested over the years by legions of veteran family travelers," she says.
Squabble -- a playful game pitting men against women that is bound to redefine "friendly competition.
If they (Hurriyat) continue to squabble the there could be no meaningful dialogue," said Muhammad Altaf, a local.