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noun [uncountable] skirmishing pronunciation in British English /ˈskɜː(r)mɪʃɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    fighting that is not part of the main fighting in a war
    Skirmishing has continued, despite the truce.
  2. 2
    arguments, especially political or legal ones
    There were fears that the diplomatic skirmishing would escalate.

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