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truce

noun [C] uk   /truːs/ us  
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.
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