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skirmish

noun

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1 a brief clash between enemies or rivals
  • the candidates' first debate was only a skirmish in a very long campaign

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2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • throughout the week of the convention, police engaged in skirmishes with some of the demonstrators

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skirmish

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of skirmish (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of skirmish was in the 14th century

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“Skirmish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skirmish. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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