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Definition a noisy argument, confrontation, or fight
  • We have video of the altercation.
altercation = a noisy argument, confrontation, or fight
  • She got in a physical altercation and was expelled.
  • altercation = fight
  • A physical altercation between opposing players led to suspensions on both sides.
  • Rudy would finish this particular altercation with a black eye, cracked ribs, and a haircut.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • altercation = fight
  • The old man whom he had followed was standing at the bar, having some kind of altercation with the barman,
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • altercation = noisy argument
  • Officer Romanello hadn't believed his account about the altercation in the bar.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • altercation = fight
  • As the Americans were waiting to move on, an altercation broke out in their rear-most rank.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • altercation = a noisy argument or fight
  • Actually, two good things had come out of the altercation with Dana Matherson.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • altercation = noisy argument, confrontation, or fight
  • "We had to restrain them after an altercation over some bread," says the guard.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • altercation = fight
  • Because of the altercation, I knew I was no longer welcome at the beach house; I also didn't want to see Randy or Susan or any of the others, which made it impossible to contact Savannah.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • altercation = argument, confrontation, or fight
  • He was a few paces away from them when suddenly the group broke up and two of the men were in violent altercation.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • altercation = noisy argument, confrontation, or fight
  • I can feel the tension in Gale's muscles next to me, fear an altercation.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • There was an .... altercation at the bar.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The photo shows a bruise on the defendant's face, and our contention is that she received the bruise during some kind of altercation with Mr. Tester.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Evidently news of the altercations with you in Indonesia have leaked and are causing a stir.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Thus the attention of many was attracted by this altercation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • My altercation with Russ left me shaking—the idea that I could make it this far only to be turned away by a teenager with a pierced lip was horrifying.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • So within the first two minutes of this altercation you lost your glasses?
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Raising their eyebrows, total strangers sitting nearby eavesdropped on the altercation, captivated by the passion and finesse of the interchange.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • No, but that little altercation gave me another chance to talk to your dad.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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