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Definition of quarrel:

  1. A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation.
  2. A four- sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond- shaped end.
  3. A glazier's diamond.
  4. A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.
  5. A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
  6. A square or lozenge- shaped paving tile.
  7. An arrow for a crossbow; - so named because it commonly had a square head.
  8. Any small square or quadrangular member
  9. Earnest desire or longing.
  10. Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
  11. One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.
  12. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.
  13. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.
  14. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
  15. To quarrel with.
  16. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.


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