to do battle

to do battle

/dˈuː bˈæɾəl/
phrase
to engage in a fight or argument

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to downvote

to downvote

/ˈdaʊnˈvoʊt/
verb
to show one's disagreement or disapproval of an online post or comment by clicking on a specific icon

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downvote

downvote

/ˈdaʊnˈvoʊt/
noun
the action of showing one's disagreement or disapproval of an online post or comment by clicking on a specific icon

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to duke it out

to duke it out

/dˈuːk ɪt ˈaʊt/
phrase
to argue or fight until a disagreement is resolved

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dustup

dustup

/dˈʌstʌp/
noun
a quarrel or fight

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to embroil

to embroil

/ɛmˈbɹɔɪɫ/
verb
to involve someone in an argument, conflict, or complex situation

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exchange

exchange

/ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/
noun
a brief conversation, often between two people who are in disagreement about something

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excuse me

excuse me

/ɛkskjˈuːs mˌiː/
interjection
used to politely disagree with someone

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to expostulate

to expostulate

/ɛkspˈɑːstuːlˌeɪt/
verb
to strongly argue, disapprove, or disagree with someone or something

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expostulation

expostulation

/ɛkspˌɑːstuːlˈeɪʃən/
noun
the action of strongly arguing, disapproving, or disagreeing with someone or something; a statement in which a person strongly argues, disapproves, or disagrees with something or someone

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face-off

face-off

/fˈeɪsˈɔf/
noun
an argument or fight between people

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to face off

to face off

/fˈeɪs ˈɔf/
verb
to fight, argue, etc. with someone or to get ready for doing so

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faction

faction

/ˈfækʃən/
noun
arguments and disagreements between small groups of people within a political party or an organization

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falling out

falling out

/fˈɔːlɪŋ ˈaʊt/
noun
a situation in which people are no longer friendly with each other as a result of a disagreement or quarrel

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to fall out

to fall out

/fˈɔːl ˈaʊt/
verb
to be no longer friendly with someone as a result of an argument

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far be it from me to

far be it from me to

/fˈɑːɹ biː ɪt fɹʌm mˌiː tuː/
phrase
used to make it clear that one is about to criticize or disagree with someone but is unwilling to do so

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feud

feud

/ˈfjud/
noun
a heated argument that lasts for a long time

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to feud

to feud

/ˈfjud/
verb
to have a prolonged and heated argument with someone

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feuding

feuding

/ˈfjudɪŋ/
noun
sharp disagreements between people that last for a long time

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fight

fight

/ˈfaɪt/
noun
an argument over something

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to fight

to fight

/ˈfaɪt/
verb
to take part in a violent action, either physical or verbal, against someone

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to [fight] fire with fire

to [fight] fire with fire

/fˈaɪt fˈaɪɚ wɪð fˈaɪɚ/
phrase
to use methods or tactics similar to those of one's opponent in a fight or argument

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fighting

fighting

/ˈfaɪtɪŋ/
noun
involvement in a physical struggle against another person or group

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to fight out

to fight out

/fˈaɪt ˈaʊt/
verb
to fight until a result is achieved or an agreement is reached

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to [fight] {one's} own battles

to [fight] {one's} own battles

/fˈaɪt wˈʌnz ˈoʊn bˈæɾəlz/
phrase
to fight for what one wants or win an argument without the help of someone else

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flap

flap

/ˈfɫæp/
noun
much public anger or discussion

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fracas

fracas

/ˈfɹeɪkəs/
noun
a noisy fight or argument, which usually a lot of people take part in

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fray

fray

/ˈfɹeɪ/
noun
an intense argument, fight, or contest

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free-for-all

free-for-all

/ˈfɹifɔˌɹɔɫ/
noun
a loud argument or fight that many people take part in

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frenemy

frenemy

/fɹˈɛnəmi/
noun
a person who pretends to be a friend when in reality is one's rival or enemy

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friction

friction

/ˈfɹɪkʃən/
noun
absence of agreement or friendliness between people with different opinions

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gap

gap

/ˈɡæp/
noun
a difference, particularly an unwanted one, causing separation between two people, situations, or opinions

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go-around

go-around

/ɡˌoʊɐɹˈaʊnd/
noun
an argument or disagreement

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to [go|be] (at it|) hammer and tongs

to [go|be] (at it|) hammer and tongs

/ɡˌoʊ æt ɪt hˈæmɚ ænd tˈɑːŋz/
phrase
to engage in an activity, particularly an argument, in a forceful, energetic or violent way

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to [go] to the mat

to [go] to the mat

/ɡˌoʊ tə ðə mˈæt/
phrase
to support someone or something in an argument with another person

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gridlock

gridlock

/ˈɡɹɪdˌɫɑk/
noun
(usually in politics) a situation in which no progress can be made because the people involved are unable to agree with one another

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to haggle

to haggle

/ˈhæɡəɫ/
verb
to argue in order to reach an agreement, particularly over the price of something

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to happen

to happen

/ˈhæpən/
verb
used to state that one disagrees with someone or is annoyed by what they have said

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to harrumph

to harrumph

/hˈæɹʌmf/
verb
‌to express disapproval of something by making a noise in the throat

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hassle

hassle

/ˈhæsəɫ/
noun
a dispute or disagreement between people

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to have

to have

/ˈhæv/
verb
to make someone be at a position of disadvantage in an argument

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to [have] a problem with {sb/sth}

to [have] a problem with {sb/sth}

/hæv ɐ pɹˈɑːbləm wɪð ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
phrase
to not to be able to approve or accept someone or something

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to have words

to have words

/hæv wˈɜːdz/
verb
to argue with someone

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to [have] it out with {sb}

to [have] it out with {sb}

/hæv ɪt ˈaʊt/
phrase
to talk to someone frankly in order to settle a dispute or argument

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have it your (own|) way

have it your (own|) way

/hæv ɪt jʊɹ ˈoʊn wˈeɪ/
sentence
used to angrily state that despite one's disagreement with what someone has said, one will not argue about it

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to egg

to egg

/ˈɛɡ/
verb
to throw eggs at a person or thing, often to express contempt

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