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BICKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bicker mean? 

BICKER (noun)
  The noun BICKER has 1 sense:

1. a quarrel about petty points

  Familiarity information: BICKER used as a noun is very rare.


BICKER (verb)
  The verb BICKER has 1 sense:

1. argue over petty things

  Familiarity information: BICKER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BICKER (noun)


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Meaning:

A quarrel about petty points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bicker; tiff; squabble; spat; pettifoggery; bickering; fuss

Hypernyms ("bicker" is a kind of...):

dustup; quarrel; row; run-in; words; wrangle (an angry dispute)


BICKER (verb)


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Meaning:

Argue over petty things

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bicker; brabble; pettifog; squabble; niggle; quibble

Context example:

Let's not quibble over pennies

Hypernyms (to "bicker" is one way to...):

argue; contend; debate; fence (have an argument about something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue bicker
Sam wants to bicker with Sue


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