bicker definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to take part in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel; squabble. See Synonyms at argue.
    • To flicker; quiver: "and bicker like a flame” ( Robert Browning).
    • To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight.
    • To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.
    • to go rapidly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; becoming tremulous, like flame.
  • noun:
    • A petty quarrel; a squabble.
    • A skirmish; an encounter.
    • A fight with rocks between two parties of kids.
    • A wrangle; in addition, a noise, like in angry contention.
    • a little wood vessel manufactured from staves and hoops, like a tub.
    • A skirmish; an encounter.
    • A fight with stones between two parties of men.
    • A wrangle; additionally, a noise,, as in enraged assertion.
    • A fight, particularly a confused battle.
    • A quarrel; an angry dispute; an altercation.
    • A confused or rapid succession of noises; a rattling or clattering sound.
    • a brief fast run or competition; an astounding run, as from loss of balance.
    • A bowl or dish for containing alcohol, properly one made of lumber; a drinking-cup; additionally, especially, in many parts of Scotland, a wooden meal manufactured from staves and hoops, like a tub, for keeping food.
    • a quarrel about petty things
  • verb:
    • To quarrel in a tiresome, insulting manner.
    • To move tremulously, quiver, shimmer (of a water stream, of a flame)
    • argue over petty things
  • others:
    • to change blows; skirmish; fight-off as well as on: stated especially for the skirmishing of archers and slingers.
    • To quarrel; contend in terms; participate in petulant altercation; wrangle.
    • For This Reason —3. In order to make a brawling sound; make any repeated loud activity; clatter.
    • to operate rapidly; move quickly; quiver; be tremulous, like fire or water.
    • to create a brief quick run.
    • To strike continuously.

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