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squabble about (something)

To argue, bicker, or quarrel about something. Look, I don't want to squabble about the bill. I'm going to pay for dinner, and you can buy our drinks wherever we go next, OK? My parents were always squabbling about one thing or another, so no one was surprised when they finally got a divorce.
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squabble over (something)

To argue, bicker, or quarrel about something. Look, I don't want to squabble over the bill. I'm going to pay for dinner, and you can buy our drinks wherever we go next, OK? My parents were always squabbling over one thing or another, so no one was surprised when they finally got a divorce.
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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 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.
See also: corn, squabble
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Today, in comparison, we read in these letters pages of councillors such as Cowan and Robson niggling over petty issues such as the cost of civil lunches, like chimps squabbling over the costs of a tea party.
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Her interest in history, she said, allows her to look at the church "with a greater degree of equanimity." History, she noted, "gives you the sense of people in their own time--loving, living, squabbling. There is the sense that this is not new; this has happened before.