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Military. a fight between small bodies of troops, especially advanced or outlying detachments of opposing armies.
any brisk conflict or encounter:
She had a skirmish with her landlord about the rent.
verb (used without object)
to engage in a skirmish.
a minor short-lived military engagement
any brisk clash or encounter, usually of a minor nature
(intransitive) often foll by with. to engage in a skirmish


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