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brush fire

Syllabification: brush fire

Entry from US English dictionary

(also brushfire)

Definition of brush fire in English:

noun

1A fire in brush or scrub.
2A conflict, especially an armed conflict, that arises suddenly and is limited in scale or area: [as modifier]: fighting brush-fire wars
2.1A minor crisis.

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