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guerrilla

noun [C] uk ( also guerilla)   /ɡəˈrɪl.ə/ us  
a member of an unofficial military group that is trying to change the government by making sudden, unexpected attacks on the official army forces: A small band of guerrillas has blown up a train in the mountains. guerrilla warfare
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guerrilla

adjective uk   /ɡəˈrɪl.ə/ us  
using unusual methods to get attention for your ideas, products, etc.: guerrilla marketing
Translations of “guerrilla”
in Spanish guerrillero…
in Korean 게릴라…
in Arabic مُتَمَرِّد, مُشارِك بِحَرْب العِصابات…
in Portuguese guerrilheiro, -a…
in Catalan guerriller, -a…
in Japanese ゲリラ兵…
in Italian guerrigliero, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遊擊隊員…
in Russian партизан…
in Turkish gerilla, çeteci, yasa dışı isyan/başkaldırı çete üyesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 游击队员…
in Polish partyzant/ka…
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