Definition of war of attrition in English:
A prolonged period of conflict during which each side seeks to gradually wear down the other by a series of small-scale actions.
- The midfield sector at this stage of the game resembled a war of attrition with neither side gaining a stronghold.
- The combat is certainly much better than it was last year, so it's a shame that some of the boss battles turn into wars of attrition with petty single-hit attacks.
- Another heavy struggle for the clock, with one team finally imposing its will in a war of attrition, minus the stand-to and the morning hate?
Definition of war of attrition in:
- US English dictionary
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