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What is another word for skirmish?

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Noun
A short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters
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“The Constitutional Court's decision is only a skirmish in the broader battle between the executive and the judiciary.”
Noun
A disagreement or quarrel
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“Who would have bet on Mjallby being the one on the seat of his shorts trackside after an unlikely skirmish between David and Goliath?”
Noun
A military strike or incursion
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Verb
To engage in a fight or tussle
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“He fought a war with Chad, skirmished with Egypt, and trained a commando group that attacked a city in southern Tunisia.”
Verb
To engage in a competition or contest
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