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noun [countable] skirmish pronunciation in British English /ˈskɜː(r)mɪʃ/
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  1. 1
    a fight, especially one that is away from the main fighting in a war
    An officer was killed in a skirmish with guerillas.
  2. 2
    an argument or a disagreement, especially a political one
    a major skirmish in the battle over gay rights
    verbal skirmishes

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