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skirmish Saltos de línea: skir|mish
Pronunciación: /ˈskəːmɪʃ/

Definición de skirmish en inglés:

sustantivo

1An episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets: the unit was caught in several skirmishes and the commanding officer was killed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The key now is to tune out the ‘white noise’ and stop fighting the daily skirmishes of the last war.
  • Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of what grew into the French and Indian War.
  • Whites fought frequent wars and skirmishes through the later nineteenth century as they pushed into Native Americans' lands.
Sinónimos
1.1A short argument: there was a skirmish over the budget
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Once in a while, there's a short skirmish and someone dies, but it's all dull and uninspired.
  • Yesterday there was a short skirmish in the woods outside the town of Nyda.
  • None of them bothered to change out of their street clothes, expecting a short skirmish only.
Sinónimos
Irish , North American , & Australian donnybrook
informaltiff, set-to, run-in, spat, dust-up
British informalrow, barney, ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy, ruck
British informal, Football afters
Scottish informalrammy
archaicbroil, miff
Scottish archaicthreap, collieshangie

verbo

[no object] (often as noun skirmishing) Volver al principio  
Engage in a skirmish: reports of skirmishing along the border
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But they can expect little sympathy from the anti-globalisation protesters, already skirmishing yesterday with the police in south-west France.
  • At age 15, he was travelling Italy with Lazio's infamous Irriducibili hooligans, skirmishing with police and opposing supporters.
  • She leaves the frame, and one of the boys is skirmishing with a football.
Sinónimos
fight, do battle with, battle with, engage with, close with, combat, clash with, come to blows with, exchange blows with, struggle with, tussle with
informalscrap with

Derivados

skirmisher

1
Pronunciación: /ˈskəːmɪʃə/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • In several little fields were knots of skirmishers.
  • Quickly following Miller in the charge came the infantrymen and Winters's dismounted cavalry moving as skirmishers.
  • In an earlier time, they would have been called skirmishers.

Origen

Middle English (as a verb): from Old French eskirmiss-, lengthened stem of eskirmir, from a Germanic verb meaning 'defend'.

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