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 Dictionary entry overview: What does go to war mean? 

GO TO WAR (verb)
  The verb GO TO WAR has 1 sense:

1. commence hostilities

  Familiarity information: GO TO WAR used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GO TO WAR (verb)

Sense 1go to war [BACK TO TOP]


Commence hostilities

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities


go to war; take arms; take up arms

Hypernyms (to "go to war" is one way to...):

war (make or wage war)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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