HyperDic: skirmish

English > 2 senses of the word skirmish:
NOUNactskirmish, brush, clash, encountera minor short-term fight
VERBcompetitionskirmishengage in a skirmish
skirmish > pronunciation
Soundssker'mihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > skirmish: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA minor short-term fight.
Synonymsbrush, clash, encounter
NarrowercontretempsAn awkward clash
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishencuentro, enfrentamiento, escaramuza, refriega, riña, roce, trifulca, zalagarda
Catalanbatussa, escaramussa, topada, xoc
Verbsskirmishengage in a skirmish
English > skirmish: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningEngage in a skirmish.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishescaramuzar
Catalanescaramussar
Nounsskirmisha minor short-term fight
skirmishersomeone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)

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