From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwant a wordwant a wordspokenTALK TO somebody to want to talk to someone, especially in order to criticize themwant a word withWait a minute! I want a word with you! →word
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want a word• Russell happened to be in the office and sounded watchful when Dexter explainedwhy Blanche wanted a word with him.• Weenie and Co. might be at school then and he wanted a word with Sarah on her own.• But first he wanted a word with Darren before the boy was driven home.• He wanted words back; nothing else would do.• I was hanging around at the back of the church because I wanted a word with the vicar.• Tell your father to come with you, I want a word with him too.• I want a word with them fellows.• And you want word to spread about your success-not your anxiety.