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SKIRMISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skirmish mean? 

SKIRMISH (noun)
  The noun SKIRMISH has 1 sense:

1. a minor short-term fight

  Familiarity information: SKIRMISH used as a noun is very rare.


SKIRMISH (verb)
  The verb SKIRMISH has 1 sense:

1. engage in a skirmish

  Familiarity information: SKIRMISH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKIRMISH (noun)


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Meaning:

A minor short-term fight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

encounter; skirmish; clash; brush

Hypernyms ("skirmish" is a kind of...):

combat; fight; fighting; scrap (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "skirmish"):

contretemps (an awkward clash)


SKIRMISH (verb)


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Meaning:

Engage in a skirmish

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "skirmish" is one way to...):

contend; fight; struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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