squabble with

squabble with (one)

To argue, bicker, or quarrel with one. Look, I don't want to squabble with you about who's paying the bill. I'm going to pay for dinner, and you can buy our drinks wherever we go next, OK? It just feels like you start squabbling with me over the slightest issue!
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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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References in classic literature ?
"Do you know, I'm never going to squabble with you again," he announced when they were seated.
Polly was not a model girl by any means, and had her little pets and tempers like the rest of us; but she did n't fight, scream, and squabble with her brothers and sisters in this disgraceful way, and was much surprised to see her elegant friend in such a passion.
CHITRAL -- A man shot dead his wife and later shot himself after a squabble with the former at his house in Garam Chashma here on Wednesday.
Paolo cited recent unfortunate events in his life closely tied to his failed first marriage, including 'the maligning of my reputation in the recent name-dropping incident in the Bureau of Customs' smuggling case and the very public squabble with my daughter.'
"These, among others, include the maligning of my reputation in the recent name-dropping incident in the Bureau of Customs smuggling case and the very public squabble with my daughter," Vice Mayor Duterte said.
"A young man had a squabble with his mother in Kirfer village, Zammar district, (80 km) northwestern Mosul, after which the man's father opened fire from his rifle on his son and his 18-year-old daughter-in-law, killing them instantly," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Transport groups squabble with councils, councils squabble with Government, and politicians squabble with each other.
Although revolutionary and nineteenth-century historians might squabble with Ramsay about how much the Fear caused municipalities to lose "their traditional place in the public order as brokers between the powers of enforcement and popular demands" and readers of Lefebvre might dispute whether Ramsay's brigands are now not sufficiently rooted in actual experiences of brigandage at the end of the eighteenth century, most will accept his arguments that the Great Fear became a "nucleus of politicization .
Dino is currently embroiled in a squabble with SBMA Administrator Wilma Eisma over management functions.