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row

2 noun
     
row2 British English
1 [countable] a short angry argument, especially between people who know each other well [= quarrel]
row with
He had just had a row with his wife.
row about
What was the row about?
a blazing row (=a very angry argument)
2 [countable] a situation in which people disagree strongly about important public matters [= controversy]
row about/over
a new row over government secrecy
3 [singular] a loud unpleasant noise that continues for a long time [= racket]:
Stop that row - I'm trying to get to sleep!

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