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  1. skirmish

    • IPA[ˈskəːmɪʃ]

    英式

    • n.
      an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets;a short argument
    • v.
      engage in a skirmish
    • verb: skirmish, 3rd person present: skirmishes, gerund or present participle: skirmishing, past tense: skirmished, past participle: skirmished

    • noun: skirmish, plural noun: skirmishes

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    • 1. engage in a skirmish the two powers have fought three major wars and have skirmished continually protesters skirmished with a group of bystanders opposed to their march
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    • IPA[ˈskərmiSH]

    美式

    • n.
      an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts ... the unit was caught in several skirmishes and the commanding officer was killed
    • v.
      engage in a skirmish: the two powers have fought three major wars and have skirmished continually protesters skirmished with a group of bystanders opposed to their march

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