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bick·er

 (bĭk′ər)
intr.v. bick·ered, bick·er·ing, bick·ers
1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble. See Synonyms at argue.
2.
a. To flicker or glitter: "bicker like a flame" (Robert Browning).
b. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
n.
An angry quarrel; a squabble.

[Middle English bikeren, to attack.]

bick′er·er n.

bicker

(ˈbɪkə)
vb (intr)
1. to argue over petty matters; squabble
2. poetic
a. (esp of a stream) to run quickly
b. to flicker; glitter
n
a petty squabble
[C13: of unknown origin]
ˈbickerer n
ˈbickering n, adj

bick•er

(ˈbɪk ər)
v.i.
1. to engage in peevish argument; wrangle.
2. to run or flow rapidly: a bickering stream.
3. to flicker; glitter.
n.
4. a peevish quarrel.
[1250–1300; Middle English, of uncertain orig.]
bick′er•er, n.

bicker


Past participle: bickered
Gerund: bickering

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

bicker

bicker

verbnoun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
Translations

bicker

[ˈbɪkəʳ] VIdiscutir, reñir

bicker

[ˈbɪkər] vi (= squabble) → se chamailler
to bicker with sb about sth, to bicker with sb over sth → se chamailler avec qn à propos de qch

bicker

vi (= quarrel)sich zanken, aneinandergeraten; they are always bickeringsie liegen sich dauernd in den Haaren

bicker

[ˈbɪkəʳ] vibisticciare
References in classic literature ?
There was the same difficulty with regard to the Elliots, except that they probably bickered openly in private.
They quarrelled and bickered more than ever among themselves, till at times the camp was a howling bedlam.
The wolf-dogs, clustered on the far side of the fire, snarled and bickered among themselves, but evinced no inclination to stray off into the darkness.
Women became angered with one another, and with the children, more quickly than of yore; and Saxon knew that Bert and Mary bickered incessantly.
He said instead of working towards unifying and strengthening the coalition, party leaders preferred to bicker over posts or strategies.
Laura Bicker, the former BBC Scotland reporter, has swapped Washington DC for Seoul having become the BBC's South Korea correspondent.
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Courtney Bicker, 17, told Bristol Crown Court that her best friend was "scared" and "creeped out" by Matthews.
The site mirrors Facebook in more ways than one and it is configured to allow the Infoscions to bicker about anything at all.
So really I'd say we sort of bicker like sisters, me and my mum.
Dr Robert Bicker, senior lecturer at Newcastle University's School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, yesterday said: "These robots would communicate with each other in what's called a swarm.
"Luke bickers with his boss, he bickers with Alembic, the PCs bicker with him...they argue and question and take the mickey out of each other, which is what happens in real life.