Definition of 'squabble'
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Too much togetherness can bring about squabbles and require a forgiving heart. Christianity Today (2000)The court is not a place to settle petty squabbles between celebrities. The Sun (2016)The squabbles of government will always make for easy copy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The history of fashion is littered with failed companies and ruptured friendships as people squabble over money. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Until recently it seemed that political squabbling could scupper any real change. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We spend much of our time and money squabbling over small pieces of our world. The Sun (2010)The talks so far have been the usual squabble about money. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The other two squabble over the smallest pile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sun lights your family chart and you can get people to see beyond petty squabbles and be a team again. The Sun (2008)You can shrug off recent squabbles. The Sun (2013)They also spend their time squabbling. The Sun (2008)This is no longer a mere domestic squabble, though. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It can end 40 years of political squabbles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's less about the petty squabbles. The Sun (2014)As usual, they spend more time squabbling than making sales. The Sun (2013)They certainly won't be squabbling about who the best punk bands are. The Sun (2015)At home, you can get people to drop petty squabbles and be a team again. The Sun (2008)There's no point squabbling about the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There were other political squabbles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Er, time to stop squabbling? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The inquiry and the subsequent report will give rise to yet another political squabble, and we have more than enough of those already. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The dissidents need only look over their shoulders at the ramshackle wreckage of the last splintered, squabbling Government. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'squabble'
British English: squabble /ˈskwɒbl/ VERB
When people squabble, they quarrel about something that is not really important.
Mother is devoted to Dad although they squabble all the time.
- American English: squabble
- Arabic: يَتَخَاصَمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: discutir
- Chinese: 争论
- Croatian: prepirati se
- Czech: hádat se malicherně
- Danish: småskændes
- Dutch: kibbelen
- European Spanish: pelearse
- Finnish: kinastella
- French: se chamailler
- German: zanken (sich)
- Greek: λογοφέρνω
- Italian: bisticciare
- Japanese: つまらないことで口論する
- Korean: 쓸데없는 말다툼을 하다
- Norwegian: småkrangel
- Polish: posprzeczać się
- European Portuguese: discutir
- Romanian: a se ciondăni
- Russian: пререкаться из-за пустяков
- Spanish: pelearse
- Swedish: käbbla
- Thai: ทะเลาะกัน
- Turkish: ağız dalaşı
- Ukrainian: сваритися через дурниці
- Vietnamese: cãi vặt
Definition of squabble from the Collins English Dictionary
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