To have words with someone is to argue with them or scold them.
Examples of use:
1. She had words with her step-father two years ago, and they haven’t spoken since.
2. If they keep parking their car in my parking space I’m going to have words with them.
3. If her child doesn’t stop hitting my daughter I’m going to have words with her.
4. We had words with our next door neighbours because their dog barked all night.
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