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quibble

['kwɪbl] брит. / амер.

  1. гл.

    1. препираться, спорить по мелочам, придираться

    2. редк. уклоняться от сути вопроса с помощью словесных уловок

    3. уст. играть словами; каламбурить

  2. сущ.

    1. мелкое, несущественное замечание; придирка

    2. словесная уловка

    3. уст. игра слов; каламбур

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quibble

['kwɪbl]

  1. n

    возражение; замечание

  2. v

    спорить (по пустякам)

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“Well, we won’t quibble about the word. What did she say?”
— Ну, не будем спорить из-за слов. Так что же она все-таки сказала?
Mitchell, Margaret / Gone with the windМитчелл, Маргарет / Унесенные ветром. Том 2
Унесенные ветром. Том 2
Митчелл, Маргарет
© Перевод. Т. Кудрявцева, 1982
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret
© 1936 By Macmillan Publishing Company, a division of Macmillan. Inc
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell and Trust Compnay of Ceorgia as Executors of Margaret Mitchell Marsh.
© renewed by Stephens Mitchell
Don't let him evade you or quibble or stand on his rights as a private citizen or a public officer.
Не давайте им улизнуть; не позволяйте им морочить вам голову, прикрываясь громкими фразами насчет свободы личности и всяких там прав и обязанностей должностных лиц.
Dreiser, Theodore / The TitanДрайзер, Теодор / Титан
Титан
Драйзер, Теодор
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Titan
Dreiser, Theodore
© 1914 by JOHN LANE COMPANY
"To the lay person, this may sound like a quibble, but to a space physicist, it is almost seismic," says Sibeck.
"Для непрофессионала это может выглядеть несущественным, но для космического физика такое сообщение равносильно землетрясению", - говорит Сибек (Sibeck).
© Astrogorizont.com
© European Space Agency
© 1999–2011, Universe Today
The troubles of property, the rascality of agents, the quibbles of lawyers, are endless!
Боже мой, какая докука все эти деловые заботы, недобросовестность управляющих, крючкотворство адвокатов!
Thackeray, William Makepeace / The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, esq: written by himselfТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Записки Барри Линдона, эсквайра, писанные им самим
Записки Барри Линдона, эсквайра, писанные им самим
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, esq: written by himself
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© 2006 Adamant Media Corporation
She had a passion for catching at words, pouncing on contradictions, quibbling over phrases.
У нее была какая-то страсть - ловить всех на слове, уличать в противоречии, придираться к фразе.
Чехов, А.П. / Учитель словесностиChekhov, A. / The teacher of literature
The teacher of literature
Chekhov, A.
© 1999 by Random House, Inc.
Учитель словесности
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974

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'kwɪblVerbпрепираться; спорить по мелочам; придиратьсяExamples

If you're satisfied with the contract, why are you quibbling about the exact hours of work? — Если контракт тебя устраивает, зачем ты препираешься по поводу уточнения часов работы?

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Word forms

quibble

verb
Basic forms
Pastquibbled
Imperativequibble
Present Participle (Participle I)quibbling
Past Participle (Participle II)quibbled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I quibblewe quibble
you quibbleyou quibble
he/she/it quibblesthey quibble
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am quibblingwe are quibbling
you are quibblingyou are quibbling
he/she/it is quibblingthey are quibbling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have quibbledwe have quibbled
you have quibbledyou have quibbled
he/she/it has quibbledthey have quibbled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been quibblingwe have been quibbling
you have been quibblingyou have been quibbling
he/she/it has been quibblingthey have been quibbling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I quibbledwe quibbled
you quibbledyou quibbled
he/she/it quibbledthey quibbled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was quibblingwe were quibbling
you were quibblingyou were quibbling
he/she/it was quibblingthey were quibbling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had quibbledwe had quibbled
you had quibbledyou had quibbled
he/she/it had quibbledthey had quibbled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been quibblingwe had been quibbling
you had been quibblingyou had been quibbling
he/she/it had been quibblingthey had been quibbling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will quibblewe shall/will quibble
you will quibbleyou will quibble
he/she/it will quibblethey will quibble
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be quibblingwe shall/will be quibbling
you will be quibblingyou will be quibbling
he/she/it will be quibblingthey will be quibbling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have quibbledwe shall/will have quibbled
you will have quibbledyou will have quibbled
he/she/it will have quibbledthey will have quibbled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been quibblingwe shall/will have been quibbling
you will have been quibblingyou will have been quibbling
he/she/it will have been quibblingthey will have been quibbling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would quibblewe should/would quibble
you would quibbleyou would quibble
he/she/it would quibblethey would quibble
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be quibblingwe should/would be quibbling
you would be quibblingyou would be quibbling
he/she/it would be quibblingthey would be quibbling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have quibbledwe should/would have quibbled
you would have quibbledyou would have quibbled
he/she/it would have quibbledthey would have quibbled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been quibblingwe should/would have been quibbling
you would have been quibblingyou would have been quibbling
he/she/it would have been quibblingthey would have been quibbling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am quibbledwe are quibbled
you are quibbledyou are quibbled
he/she/it is quibbledthey are quibbled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being quibbledwe are being quibbled
you are being quibbledyou are being quibbled
he/she/it is being quibbledthey are being quibbled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been quibbledwe have been quibbled
you have been quibbledyou have been quibbled
he/she/it has been quibbledthey have been quibbled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was quibbledwe were quibbled
you were quibbledyou were quibbled
he/she/it was quibbledthey were quibbled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being quibbledwe were being quibbled
you were being quibbledyou were being quibbled
he/she/it was being quibbledthey were being quibbled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been quibbledwe had been quibbled
you had been quibbledyou had been quibbled
he/she/it had been quibbledthey had been quibbled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be quibbledwe shall/will be quibbled
you will be quibbledyou will be quibbled
he/she/it will be quibbledthey will be quibbled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been quibbledwe shall/will have been quibbled
you will have been quibbledyou will have been quibbled
he/she/it will have been quibbledthey will have been quibbled

quibble

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