• (RP) IPA: /ˈskɜːmɪʃ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈskɝmɪʃ/

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. A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.
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skirmish (skirmishes, present participle skirmishing; past and past participle skirmished)

  1. To engage in a minor battle or dispute

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