Al·ter·cate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Altercated; p. pr. & vb. n. Altercating.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.
v : have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the
question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo
fellows are always scrapping over something" [syn: quarrel,
dispute, scrap, argufy]