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skirmish

  
1   
      n   affair, affray     (Law)   battle, brush, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dust-up     (informal)   encounter, engagement, fracas, incident, scrap     (informal)   scrimmage, set-to     (informal)   spat, tussle  
2   
      vb   clash, collide, come to blows, scrap     (informal)   tussle  
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skirmish

  
  ( skirmishes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( skirmishing    present participle)   ( skirmished    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A skirmish is a minor battle.  
oft N with/between n  
Border skirmishes between India and Pakistan were common.     
2       v-recip   If people skirmish, they fight.  
They were skirmishing close to the minefield now...      pl-n V  
Police skirmished with youths on the estate last Friday.      V with n  

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