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squab·ble

 (skwŏb′əl)
intr.v. squab·bled, squab·bling, squab·bles
To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker. See Synonyms at argue.
n.
A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

squab′bler n.

squabble

(ˈskwɒbəl)
vb
(intr) to quarrel over a small matter
n
a petty quarrel
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish dialect sqvabbel to quarrel]
ˈsquabbler n

squab•ble

(ˈskwɒb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to engage in a petty quarrel.
n.
2. a petty quarrel.
[1595–1605; probably < Scandinavian; compare dial. Norwegian skvabba to prattle]
squab′bler, n.

squabble


Past participle: squabbled
Gerund: squabbling

Imperative
squabble
squabble
Present
I squabble
you squabble
he/she/it squabbles
we squabble
you squabble
they squabble
Preterite
I squabbled
you squabbled
he/she/it squabbled
we squabbled
you squabbled
they squabbled
Present Continuous
I am squabbling
you are squabbling
he/she/it is squabbling
we are squabbling
you are squabbling
they are squabbling
Present Perfect
I have squabbled
you have squabbled
he/she/it has squabbled
we have squabbled
you have squabbled
they have squabbled
Past Continuous
I was squabbling
you were squabbling
he/she/it was squabbling
we were squabbling
you were squabbling
they were squabbling
Past Perfect
I had squabbled
you had squabbled
he/she/it had squabbled
we had squabbled
you had squabbled
they had squabbled
Future
I will squabble
you will squabble
he/she/it will squabble
we will squabble
you will squabble
they will squabble
Future Perfect
I will have squabbled
you will have squabbled
he/she/it will have squabbled
we will have squabbled
you will have squabbled
they will have squabbled
Future Continuous
I will be squabbling
you will be squabbling
he/she/it will be squabbling
we will be squabbling
you will be squabbling
they will be squabbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squabbling
you have been squabbling
he/she/it has been squabbling
we have been squabbling
you have been squabbling
they have been squabbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squabbling
you will have been squabbling
he/she/it will have been squabbling
we will have been squabbling
you will have been squabbling
they will have been squabbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squabbling
you had been squabbling
he/she/it had been squabbling
we had been squabbling
you had been squabbling
they had been squabbling
Conditional
I would squabble
you would squabble
he/she/it would squabble
we would squabble
you would squabble
they would squabble
Past Conditional
I would have squabbled
you would have squabbled
he/she/it would have squabbled
we would have squabbled
you would have squabbled
they would have squabbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squabble - a quarrel about petty pointssquabble - a quarrel about petty points  
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
Verb1.squabble - argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something

squabble

verb
1. quarrel, fight, argue, row, clash, dispute, scrap (informal), fall out (informal), brawl, spar, wrangle, bicker, have words, fight like cat and dog, go at it hammer and tongs Mother is devoted to Dad although they squabble all the time.
noun
1. quarrel, fight, row, argument, dispute, set-to (informal), scrap (informal), disagreement, barney (informal), spat, difference of opinion, tiff, turf war (informal), bagarre (French) There have been minor squabbles about phone bills.

squabble

verbnoun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
Translations
مُشاجَرَهيَتَخَاصَمُيَتَشاجَر
hádat sehašteřeníhašteřit se
småskænderismåskændes
kinastellakinastelu
prepirati se
összezördülperpatvar
rífastrifrildi
つまらないことで口論する
쓸데없는 말다툼을 하다
ķildaķildoties
haštereniehašterisť sa
käbbla
ทะเลาะกัน
cãi vặt

squabble

[ˈskwɒbl]
A. Nriña f, pelea f, pleito m (esp LAm)
B. VIreñir, pelearse (over, about por, sobre) stop squabbling!¡vale ya de pelearse or reñir!

squabble

[ˈskwɒbəl]
nchamaillerie f
vise chamailler
Stop squabbling! → Arrêtez de vous chamailler!
to squabble over sth → se chamailler au sujet de qch

squabble

nZank m, → Streit m; squabblesZankereien pl, → Streitigkeiten pl
vi(sich) zanken, (sich) streiten (about, over um)

squabble

[ˈskwɒbl]
1. nbattibecco
2. vi to squabble (over or about)bisticciarsi (per)

squabble

(ˈskwobl) verb
to quarrel noisily, usually about something unimportant. The children are always squabbling over the toys.
noun
a noisy quarrel.

squabble

يَتَخَاصَمُ hádat se småskændes zanken (sich) λογοφέρνω pelearse kinastella se chamailler prepirati se bisticciare つまらないことで口論する 쓸데없는 말다툼을 하다 kibbelen småkrangel posprzeczać się discutir пререкаться из-за пустяков käbbla ทะเลาะกัน ağız dalaşı cãi vặt 争论
References in classic literature ?
He had begun to romp with them in a feeble, awkward way, and even to squabble, his little throat vibrating with a queer rasping noise (the forerunner of the growl), as he worked himself into a passion.
There were no more spats and squabbles, no more tiny rages nor attempts at growling; while the adventures toward the far white wall ceased altogether.
He died by it, too, later on, in a Balkanian squabble, in the cause of some Serbs or else Bulgarians, who were neither Catholics nor gentlemen - at least, not in the exalted but narrow sense he attached to that last word.
Do you know, I'm never going to squabble with you again," he announced when they were seated.
At five minutes before eight, Passepartout, hatless, shoeless, and having in the squabble lost his package of shirts and shoes, rushed breathlessly into the station.
A squabble of human speech followed, of which Jerry knew no word but of which he sensed the significance.
But her attention was speedily diverted by the squabble going on in the corner; for Fanny, forgetful of her young-ladyism and her sixteen years, had boxed Tom's ears, and Tom, resenting the insult, had forcibly seated her in the coal-hod, where he held her with one hand while he returned the compliment with the other.
As a bachelor, when he had watched other people's married life, seen the petty cares, the squabbles, the jealousy, he had only smiled contemptuously in his heart.
We should be in continual squabbles with our guides and porters, and completely exposed to their unbridled brutality.
It was an everlasting miracle to Martin how it was accomplished, and from her side of the thin partition he heard nightly every detail of the going to bed, the squalls and squabbles, the soft chattering, and the sleepy, twittering noises as of birds.
So we drank with all, and all treated, and our voices rose, and we remembered a myriad kindly acts of comradeship, and forgot our fights and wordy squabbles, and knew one another for the best fellows in the world.
Anne of Austria prepared herself to listen, with that love of gossip which the best woman living and the best mother, were she a queen even, always finds in being mixed up with the petty squabbles of a household.