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war

noun [C/U]  us   /wɔr/
armed fighting between two or more countries or groups, or a particular example of such fighting: [C] Can any country fight two wars at the same time? [U] War is something to avoid. [U] Several nations were at war. A war can also be any situation in which there is strong competition between opposing sides or a joint effort against something harmful: [C] Airlines engage in fare wars to attract new customers. [U] It sometimes seems like the war on cancer has stalled.
Translations of “war”
in Arabic حَرْب…
in Korean 전쟁…
in Malaysian peperangan…
in French (de) guerre…
in Turkish harp, savaş, kavga…
in Italian guerra…
in Chinese (Traditional) (國家或群體之間的)戰爭, 爭奪,競爭…
in Russian война, борьба, соперничество…
in Polish wojna, walka…
in Vietnamese chiến tranh…
in Spanish guerra…
in Portuguese guerra…
in Thai สงคราม…
in German der Krieg, Kriegs-……
in Catalan guerra…
in Japanese 戦争…
in Indonesian perang…
in Chinese (Simplified) (国家或群体之间的)战争, 争夺,竞争…
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