Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun skirmish

1 sense of skirmish

Sense 1
brush, clash, encounter, skirmish -- (a minor short-term fight)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb skirmish

1 sense of skirmish

Sense 1
skirmish -- (engage in a skirmish)
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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