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skir•mish



Pronunciation: (skûr'mish), [key]
n.
1. Mil.a fight between small bodies of troops, esp. advanced or outlying detachments of opposing armies.
2. any brisk conflict or encounter: She had a skirmish with her landlord about the rent.

v.i.
to engage in a skirmish.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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