go to war

idiom

: to begin to engage in war with another
The two countries went to war over the boundary dispute.

Examples of go to war in a Sentence

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“Go to war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20war. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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