Definition of bandy words with in English:

bandy words with

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  • Argue pointlessly or rudely.

    ‘don't bandy words with me, Sir!’
    • ‘Tired of bandying words with this charlatan, I allow my fury to seep into my eyes.’
    • ‘Afraid it was Dan, back to bandy words once more, she whirled suddenly.’
    • ‘Meantime, while academicians bandied words, many applied politicians saw Cannan's Law clearly, and used it to further their ends.’
    • ‘Do not bandy words in your insolence with the Mouth of Sauron!’
    • ‘Unable to bandy words any longer, he took the phone away from his ear and hit the ‘end’ button, then placed the phone carefully back in its cradle on the desk.’
    exchange, swap, trade, interchange, barter, reciprocate, pass back and forth, give and take
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