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American English: /wɔr/
British English: /wɔː/

Translation of war in Spanish:


countable and uncountable
  • 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 somebody/something
    estar en guerra con alguien/algo
    to wage war
    hacer la guerra
    to declare war on somebody/something
    declararle la guerra a alguien/algo
    to go to war (with somebody) (over something)
    entrar en guerra (con alguien) (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
    to be in the warsyou 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 (-da) (masculine, feminine) de guerra
    war veteran
    veterano (-na) (masculine, feminine) de guerra

intransitive verb present participle warring past tense, past participle warred

  • [literary] (usually in -ing form)
    batallar [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Every emotion he'd ever known warred within his head and gut, twisting his insides about with sickening force.
    • As both books well demonstrate, the organizations warred with each other as much as they worked against a common enemy.
    • Frustration and uncertainty had warred within him as he awaited Jerry's arrival home.
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