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Run-in   /rən-ɪn/   Listen

An angry dispute.  Synonyms: dustup, quarrel, row, words, wrangle.  "They had words"

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"Run-in" Quotes from Famous Books

... test of strength, I'll lose, and don't you forget it. Old sake's sake is all that saved me from a run-in with Donald before he had been in command fifteen minutes. I refer to that Sawdust Pile episode. You dissuaded me from doing my duty in that matter, Mary, and my laxity was not pleasing to Donald. I ...
— Kindred of the Dust • Peter B. Kyne

Words linked to "Run-in" :   difference, difference of opinion, dispute, bicker, spat, affray, altercation, squabble, fuss, conflict, pettifoggery, tiff, bickering, bust-up, fracas

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