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Noun
Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict
Noun
Plural for an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets
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“The Constitutional Court's decision is only a skirmish in the broader battle between the executive and the judiciary.”
Noun
Plural for a short argument
“Who would have bet on Mjallby being the one on the seat of his shorts trackside after an unlikely skirmish between David and Goliath?”
Noun
Plural for a military strike or incursion
Noun
Plural for an organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
Verb
Engage in a skirmish
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“He fought a war with Chad, skirmished with Egypt, and trained a commando group which attacked a city in southern Tunisia.”
Verb
To engage in a competition or contest
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