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ceasefire

Line breaks: cease|fire
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːsfʌɪə
 
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Definition of ceasefire in English:

noun

1A temporary suspension of fighting; a truce: the latest ceasefire seems to be holding [as modifier]: a ceasefire agreement
More example sentences
  • War with people who break their ceasefire agreements is the default position.
  • Amid great excitement, the government and rebels reached a ceasefire agreement at the beginning of last year.
  • The Good Friday 1998 power sharing agreement led to a ceasefire by most of the paramilitary organisations.
1.1An order or signal to stop fighting.

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