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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈskɜː(r)mɪʃ/
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Noun

Singular
skirmish

Plural
skirmishes

skirmish (plural skirmishes)

  1. (military) A brief battle between small groups, usually part of a longer or larger battle or war.
  2. (figuratively) By extension, any minor dispute.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) In warfare, a tactic of attacking with missile weapons without making contact.
  4. A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.

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Verb

Infinitive
to skirmish

Third person singular
skirmishes

Simple past
skirmished

Past participle
skirmished

Present participle
skirmishing

to skirmish (third-person singular simple present skirmishes, present participle skirmishing, simple past and past participle skirmished)

  1. To engage in a minor battle or dispute

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