skirmish

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈskɜː(ɹ)mɪʃ/

Noun[change]

Singular
skirmish

Plural
skirmishs

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  1. (countable) A skirmish is a small fight.


Verb[change]

Plain form
skirmish

Third-person singular
skirmishs

Past tense
skirmished

Past participle
skirmished

Present participle
skirmishing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If two sides skirmish, they fight briefly.