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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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In the coming days, as we listen to the political parties' noisy squabbling over power-sharing, it would be instructive to also note the studied silence they are all maintaining on justice.
Squabbling to get the post, which is the country's third-highest office, are Massimo D'Alema, the president of the Democrats of the Left party, and communist leader Fausto Bertinotti.
Squabbling over: The Hollywood golden couple's marriage breakdown in 2005
History, she noted, "gives you the sense of people in their own time--loving, living, squabbling.
The lesbians who form a political action group and then fall to squabbling among themselves, which earns them a big story in the Los Angeles Times and causes deep embarrassment for every out gay person in town.
With Lurline's four sons (Michael, 44, Keith and Kenneth, both 42, and Darnell, 39) and Paul's son and daughter (Chad, 24, and Lisa, 39), the couple did not want their blended family squabbling over assets when they die.
When Edward suddenly dies, his devastated daughters begin making funeral arrangements, squabbling over every detail, including the generous will that their father left behind.
The two people on the floor represent (A) terrorists; (B) squabbling children; (C) Israel and the Palestinians.
Charles Estepp deplores the squabbling that dominates racing politics, while no progress is made on the issue of pensions
Mama's Family" mined humor from a squabbling family in the Midwestern blue collar suburb of Raytown.
It's time MPs stopped squabbling over minor issues and started concentrating on the more important issues affecting the country.
And it is appalling that the drugs industry is squabbling over who is to blame when people's lives are on the line.
THE presence of squabbling children in the car has been found to reduce driver's reaction times by 13 per cent, says an in-depth study by Direct Line insurance company.
Now is not the time for the locals to be squabbling between themselves over who gets the invites.
Set against the backdrop of the first Gulf War and the "Trying Times" Johnny is experiencing at home with his squabbling, neglectful parents, this is a suspenseful and sardonically funny tale by a master of fantasy (known for his Discworld series, which includes The Wee Free Men and other YA titles), with terrific dialog and characters.