Definition of guerrilla
: a person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage (see sabotage 2) Guerrillas controlled half the country.
Examples of guerrilla in a Sentence
The guerrillas controlled half the country.
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In late 1947 Pakistan sent guerrilla fighters to stir a Muslim uprising.
And even if the group is driven from those areas, ISIS will likely revert to more militant tactics of guerrilla warfare and suicide bombings in populated cities.
A year later, the National Liberation Army, another guerrilla group, joined in.
She is unexpectedly aided by a ragtag guerrilla group called the Animal Liberation Front, headed by its spacey activist, Jay (Paul Dano).
And the FARC is laying plans to become a political party, much like the parties that emerged from guerrilla groups in post-conflict El Salvador and Guatemala.
Her protagonist, Rose Barnett, has a medical degree and is eager to assist her country, but must cope with sexism, guerrilla warfare aimed at her hospital ship, and the gory realities of 19th-century medicine.
In 1920, guerrilla warfare between what became known as the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and unionists led to the partitioning of Northern Ireland and the future Republic of Ireland.
Asked the same question, Londono said that reintegrating guerrilla fighters in society was key.
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Definition of guerrilla
: of, relating to, or suggestive of guerrillas especially in being aggressive, radical, or unconventional guerrilla warfare
GUERRILLA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guerrilla for English Language Learners
: a member of a usually small group of soldiers who do not belong to a regular army and who fight in a war as an independent unit
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Definition of guerrilla for Students
: a member of a group carrying on warfare but not part of a regular army
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