altercation altercation  /ˌɑl tər ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) noisy quarrel

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A local coroner says sickle cell trait, not an altercation with boot camp guards, killed Anderson.
  2. Witnesses describe an altercation after Cook resisted Faulkner.
  3. Shortly after the altercation, Taylor's SUV was sprayed by bullets in a drive-by shooting, although no one was injured.

News

  1. Two League City councilmembers allegedly get into physical altercation at City Hall

    Two League City councilmembers were cited Wednesday night after allegedly getting involved in a physical altercation at city hall.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Houston

  2. Prison altercation sends two inmates to the hospital

    Carson City, NV (KTNV) -- Two Nevada inmates were taken to the hospital following an altercation.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KTNV Las Vegas

  3. Lower Providence altercation between father and son ends with son under court supervision

    An altercation between father and son in Lower Providence has ended with the son under court supervision on charges he assaulted his dad with a tool described as either a wrench or crowbar.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Montgomery Life

Quotes

  1. "Last night's altercation with the Knicks escalated further than it should have," Anthony said in a statement. "I take full responsibility for my actions in the matter. In the heat of the moment, I let my emotions get the best of me. I...
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: David Stern Source: New York Times

  2. "Last night's altercation with the Knicks escalated further than it should have. I take full responsibility for my actions in the matter," Anthony said in a statement.
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Carmelo Anthony Source: Forbes

  3. "This was a very provocative act by the Iranians and could have and came very close to resulting in an altercation between our forces and their forces," Stephen Hadley, President George W. Bush's national security adviser, said en route to...
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Stephen Hadley Source: Reuters

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