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cross swords

verb as in to be in a dispute or fight

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The New Mitt, who has discarded his frontrunner Too-Bain-to-Deign strategy to cross swords more eagerly with his opponents.

He was a servant and a lackey, and the punctilious gentlemen opposed to him were not inclined to cross swords with him.

Bold as he was of speech and bearing, he never ventured to cross swords with Mr. FitzJesse.

Neville crossed glances with the priest as men cross swords.

What kind of a woman could she be, this Shirley Green, to dare cross swords with a man whose power was felt in two hemispheres?

Let us now turn to Frontenac, who was soon to cross swords with Perrot of Montreal.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cross swords, such as: bandy words, brawl, chop logic, contend, cut and thrust, and fight.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.