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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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bicker

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bicker

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

bicker

[ˈbɪkəʳ] VIdiscutir, reñir
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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
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bicker

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

[ˈbɪkəʳ] vibisticciare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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There was the same difficulty with regard to the Elliots, except that they probably bickered openly in private.
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Women became angered with one another, and with the children, more quickly than of yore; and Saxon knew that Bert and Mary bickered incessantly.
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