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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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Although Gregory granted Henry readmission to the church, four years later the two squabbled again.
Friendships suffered as they squabbled among themselves.
AUGUST 2007 SHAUN MALONEY (CELTIC) Maloney, now at Wigan, squabbled with team-mate Simon Lynch for the right to take a stoppage-time penalty as both were on a hat-trick.
For the last four years, the LAUSD and the Department of Water and Power, as well as various other agencies, have squabbled over the formula the utility uses to calculate charges.
CALIFORNIANS have long squabbled over the security risks of letting illegal immigrants get state driver's licenses or use foreign-issued documents such as Mexico's matricular consular card.
From the consortium's beginning, the members have squabbled over technical standards, patent ownership and how to divide royalties.