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skirmish
American English: /ˈskərmɪʃ/
British English: /ˈskəːmɪʃ/

Translation of skirmish in Spanish:

noun

  • (Military)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • demonstrators skirmished with the police
    hubo escaramuzas or refriegas entre los manifestantes y la policía
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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