verb (used without object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
verb (used with object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
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Origin of squabble
OTHER WORDS FROM squabblesquabbler, nounsquab·bling·ly, adverbun·squab·bling, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for squabble
The rest of the family sometimes balked at their squabbles, which Farr said drove their relatives “justifiably nuts.”
Shaver’s songs evoked dusty back roads, rural isolation, bar fights, knock-down drag-out marital squabbles and money lost at poker games, as well as the near-destitution of his youth and his own lofty ambitions.Billy Joe Shaver, singer-songwriter who inspired outlaw country, dies at 81|Terence McArdle|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
“The meeting devolved into a partisan squabble,” The Post’s Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous reported the following year.Four years ago today, the U.S. saw the wildest hour in presidential election history|Philip Bump|October 7, 2020|Washington Post
Bees did, we presume, during a biochemical squabble with viruses in a damp corner of their shared history.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
The squabble eventually devolved into a barely choreographed slapstick fight where Colbert, O’Brien, and Jon Stewart seemed to be locked in a battle for the ages.One Good Thing: Stephen Colbert is looser, funnier, and angrier in quarantine|Emily VanDerWerff|September 4, 2020|Vox
The squabble was also immortalized in this incredibly awkward family portrait.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time, the renamed corner caused a slight international squabble and demands for its removal.
The crowd that accumulated to watch the squabble reportedly applauded and cheered as Bieber fled the scene.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber|Amy Zimmerman|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this scholarly squabble quickly grew ugly with the discovery of Kennewick Man in 1996.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia|Doug Peacock|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Refaeli got involved in the squabble herself with a pair of near-identical tweets written in Hebrew.
We fix it up and agree to try over ag'in, and then, fust thing we know, we're right into the middle of another squabble.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
The principle would be valuable in many a squabble of corporate employer and hosts of servants in the modern time.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
Twice the big steamer stopped her engines and drifted until the squabble ahead of her seemed to have been settled.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Fult Cawsler hes done moved hyar from over on Squabble Creek, an' opened a resteraw.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
The hogs evidently thought it feed time, for they rushed forward and began to squabble over the voided matter.Lincolniana|Andrew Adderup