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  • 1 have words — (with (someone)) to speak to someone angrily. The coach had words with several of his players when the game was over …

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  • 2 have words — index bicker Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 have words — verb a) To argue, to have an argument. Its no treat to me to and the dishes when the atmospheres what you might call electric. . . . b) To speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to …

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  • 4 have words — verb censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …

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  • 5 have words — have an altercation, argue, dispute …

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  • 6 have words — to speak to someone angrily. There were several penalties and the referee had words with one of the players after the match. (usually + with) …

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  • 7 have words — we had words, and Jason walked out Syn: quarrel, argue, disagree, squabble, bicker, fight, wrangle, dispute, fall out, clash, row …

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  • 8 have words with someone — have words (with (someone)) to speak to someone angrily. The coach had words with several of his players when the game was over …

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  • 9 have words with — have words (with (someone)) to speak to someone angrily. The coach had words with several of his players when the game was over …

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  • 10 have words with — index brawl, contend (dispute), disaccord, dispute (contest), fight (battle) Burton s Legal Th …

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  • 11 have words (with somebody) (about something) — have/exchange ˈwords (with sb) (about sth) idiom (especially BrE) to have an argument with sb • We ve had words. • Words were exchanged. Main entry: ↑wordidiom …

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  • 12 have words (with someone) — have/exchange/words (with someone) phrase to have an argument with someone Tom and I have already had words about that today. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry …

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  • 13 words — n. text 1) words to (a song) argument, discussion 2) to have words with smb. 3) to weigh ( consider carefully ) one s words 4) heated; threatening words * * * threatening words [ argument, discussion ] to have words with smb. heated to weigh (… …

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  • 14 Words (in Canon Law) — • Canonists give many rules for the exact acceptation of words, in order that decrees may be correctly understood and the extent of their obligation determined Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Words (in Canon Law)      …

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  • 15 Words per minute — Words per minute, commonly abbreviated wpm, is a measure of input or output speed. For the purposes of WPM measurement a word is standardized to five characters or keystrokes.[1] For instance, I run counts as one word, but rhinoceros counts as… …

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  • 16 have a way with — To be good at dealing with or managing (people, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑way * * * have a way with phrase to be able to deal with someone or something well He really has a way with animals. Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone… …

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  • 17 Words and Rules — Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language (ISBN 0 06 095840 5) is a 1999 popular linguistics book by Steven Pinker on the subject of regular and irregular verbs. In Pinker s words, the book tries to illuminate the nature of language and mind… …

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  • 18 Words, Words, Words — is a short comedic play written by David Ives. The play is about three intelligent monkeys who are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of a never seen Dr. Rosenbaum, who has the hypothesis: Three monkeys hitting keys at random on… …

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  • 19 have to eat your words — have to eat (your) words to be forced to admit that something you said before was wrong. She told me I d never be able to give up smoking, but she had to eat her words …

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  • 20 have to eat words — have to eat (your) words to be forced to admit that something you said before was wrong. She told me I d never be able to give up smoking, but she had to eat her words …

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