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 Dictionary entry overview: What does squabble mean? 

  The noun SQUABBLE has 1 sense:

1. a quarrel about petty points

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

  The verb SQUABBLE has 1 sense:

1. argue over petty things

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

 Dictionary entry details 


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A quarrel about petty points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


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

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

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


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Argue over petty things

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


bicker; brabble; pettifog; squabble; niggle; quibble

Context example:

Let's not quibble over pennies

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

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

Sentence frames:

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

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