Definición de skirmish en inglés:

skirmish

Saltos de línea: skir|mish
Pronunciación: /ˈskəːmɪʃ
 
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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
argument, quarrel, squabble, contretemps, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out, dispute, disputation, contention, clash, altercation, exchange, war of words; Irish, North American, & Australiandonnybrook
informal tiff, set-to, run-in, spat, dust-up
British informal row, barney, ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy, ruck
British informal , Footballafters
Scottish informal rammy
archaic broil, miff
Scottish archaic threap, 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
informal scrap with

Origen

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

Derivativos

skirmisher

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

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