row3 [rou] Show IPA
a noisy dispute or quarrel; commotion.
noise or clamor.
You know your child has been reading too many British novels when, upon being asked if he knows what a row is, a vigorous, boisterous, noisy reenactment of an actual row ensues.
The other day, Tyler and I were listening to an audio book of Harry Potter and the word "row" came up. Being the teacher type I am I usually sneak in questions about what does xyz mean? How can abc be applied in our life? Is that an accurate assessment of this situation?
Anyway, I asked what he thought "row" meant...I was fully expecting him to say "a fight" or "an argument." What I got was SOOOO much better. Tyler acted out a full on screeching, gesticulating, two sided row. It was fantastic! I should have recorded it, but I was too busy laughing on the floor (literally).