go to war

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Definition of go to war

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

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“Go to war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20war. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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