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Run-in   /rən-ɪn/   Listen
Run-in

noun
1.
An angry dispute.  Synonyms: dustup, quarrel, row, words, wrangle.  "They had words"






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"Run-in" Quotes from Famous Books



... feeling, save the will to get there. A flock of sheep came out of a field into the lane. He pushed through them somehow, but they lost him several seconds. More than a mile still; and he was blown, and his legs beginning to give! Downhill indeed they went of their own accord, but there was the long run-in, quite level; and he could hear the train, now slowly puffing its way along the valley. Then, in spite of exhaustion, his spirit rose. He would not go in looking like a scarecrow, utterly done, and make a scene. He must pull himself together at the end, and stroll in—as if he had come for ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy



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



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