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war

Pronunciation: /wɔːr; wɔː(r)/

Translation of war in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • guerra (feminine) during the (19)14-18 war durante la guerra del 14 the War of Independence la Guerra de la Independencia First/Second World War,, World War I/II Primera/Segunda Guerra Mundial a holy war una guerra santa to be at war with sb/sth estar* en guerra con algn/algo to wage war hacer* la guerra to declare war on sb/sth declararle la guerra a algn/algo to go to war (with sb) (over sth) entrar en guerra (con algn) (por algo) an act of war un acto bélico or de guerra the war on crime/poverty la lucha contra la delincuencia/la pobreza a war of nerves una guerra de nervios a war of words has broken out ha empezado una discusión the class war la lucha de clases a price war una guerra de precios to be in the wars you look as if you've been in the wars! ¡parece que vienes de la guerra! war dead muertos (masculine plural) de guerra war refugee refugiado, (masculine, feminine) de guerra war veteran veterano, (masculine, feminine) de guerra

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-rr-)

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