brabble


brabble
verb
argue over petty things
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Let's not quibble over pennies

Syn: ↑quibble, ↑niggle, ↑pettifog, ↑bicker, ↑squabble
Derivationally related forms: ↑squabble (for: ↑squabble), ↑bicker (for: ↑bicker), ↑pettifogger (for: ↑pettifog), ↑pettifoggery (for: ↑pettifog), ↑niggler (for: ↑niggle), ↑quibbler (for: ↑quibble)
Hypernyms: ↑argue, ↑contend, ↑debate, ↑fence
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP


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  • Brabble — Brab ble, n. A broil; a noisy contest; a wrangle. [1913 Webster] This petty brabble will undo us all. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brabble — Brab ble, v. i. [D. brabbelen to talk confusedly. [root]95. Cf. {Blab}, {Babble}.] To clamor; to contest noisily. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brabble — index affray, bicker, disaccord, fray Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brabble — [brab′əl] vi. brabbled, brabbling [< Du brabbelen, to jabber] Archaic to quarrel noisily over trifles n. quarrelsome chatter …   English World dictionary

  • brabble — intransitive verb (brabbled; brabbling) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch brabbelen, of imitative origin Date: circa 1530 squabble • brabble noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brabble — brabblement, n. brabbler, n. /brab euhl/, v., brabbled, brabbling, n. Obs. v.i. 1. to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle. n. 2. noisy, quarrelsome chatter. [1490 1500; < D brabbelen to quarrel, jabber] * * * …   Universalium

  • brabble — n. quarrel, argument v. wrangle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brabble — brab·ble …   English syllables

  • brabble — brab•ble [[t]ˈbræb əl[/t]] v. bled, bling, n. 1) to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle 2) noisy, quarrelsome chatter • Etymology: 1490–1500; < D brabbelen to quarrel, jabber brab′ble•ment, n. brab′bler, n …   From formal English to slang

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