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truce

noun [C] uk   us   /truːs/
a short interruption in a war or argument, or an agreement to stop fighting or arguing for a period of time: After years of rivalry the two companies have agreed (US agreed to) a truce. We've got to spend the weekend together, so we might as well call (= have) a truce. Following last month's riots, the two big gangs in Los Angeles have finally declared a truce, ending years of bloodshed. The fragile truce between the two sides is not expected to last long.
Translations of “truce”
in Vietnamese sự ngừng bắn…
in Spanish tregua…
in Thai การสงบศึกชั่วคราว…
in Malaysian kedamaian sementara…
in French trêve…
in German die Waffenruhe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 講和(協議), 休戰,停戰(協定)…
in Indonesian gencatan senjata…
in Russian перемирие…
in Turkish ateşkes, mütareke…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讲和(协议), 休战,停战(协定)…
in Polish rozejm…
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