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noun [countable/uncountable] American English pronunciation: conflict /ˈkɑnˌflɪkt/ 
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  1. 1
    angry disagreement between people or groups

    I try to avoid conflict wherever possible.

    conflict between:

    The issue provoked conflicts between the press and the police.

    be in conflict (with someone):

    She is in conflict with her employers over sick pay.

    come into conflict (with someone):

    He and his ex-wife frequently came into conflict.

    conflict over:

    The management team is keen to resolve the conflict over wages.

    1. a.
      mainly journalism fighting between countries or groups

      diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Liberia

      the Arab-Israeli conflict

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