Definitions and translations for "pettifog"

Definition of pettifog

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1. To quibble over trivial matters; nitpick
Don't pettifog or we will soon grow weary.
2. To do a petty business as a lawyer, or carry out law business in a petty or tricky way.
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English - English - pettifog

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v. cheat, deceive; swindle, defraud

English - Spanish - pettifog

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v. pretender de abogado, chapucear

English - French - pettifog

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v. tromper; escroquer; décevoir

English - German - pettifog

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v. Schliche od. Kniffe anwenden

English - Indonesian - pettifog

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v. bertengkar tanpa alasan yg penting

English - Italian - pettifog

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v. cavillare, arzigogolare, sofisticare; ricorrere a cavilli legali

English - Portuguese - pettifog

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v. chicanear; enganar, trapacear

English - Romanian - pettifog

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v. face pe avocatul chiţibuşar, umbla cu şicane

English - Russian - pettifog

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г. сутяжничать, заниматься кляузами; вздорить из-за пустяков

English - Turkish - pettifog

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teferruata bogul

English - Dutch - pettifog

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ww. chicaneren, muggeziften

English - Greek - pettifog

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ρήμ. δικολαβώ, στρεψοδικώ

English - Chinese - pettifog

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(动) 做讼棍, 挑剔, 讲歪理

English - Chinese - pettifog

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(動) 做訟棍, 挑剔, 講歪理

English - Hindi - pettifog

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v. छोटे-छोटे विषय में कानूनी छल करना, गपशप करना, अफ़वाह उड़ाना

English - Japanese - pettifog

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(動) 屁理屈を言う; 弁解する, 言い訳する; こじつける

English - Korean - pettifog

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동. 궤변을 늘어놓다

English - Vietnamese - pettifog

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v. cải bướng, cải vặt
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Verb forms for pettifog
Present participle: pettifogging
Present: pettifog (3.person: pettifogs)
Past: pettifogged
Future: will pettifog
Present conditional: would pettifog
Present Perfect: have pettifogged (3.person: has pettifogged)
Past Perfect: had pettifogged
Future Perfect: will have pettifogged
Past conditional: would have pettifogged