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war

noun [C]
 
 
/wɔːr/ COMMERCE, ECONOMICS
a situation in which businesses, countries, etc. compete against each other very strongly: In the supermarket war, Asda slashed the price of petrol.at war The banks are at war for each other's business accounts.lose/wage/win a war The EU is in danger of losing the propaganda war. →  See also bidding war , price war , sales war , trade war
Translations of “war”
in Korean 전쟁…
in Arabic حَرْب…
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 Spanish guerra…
in Portuguese guerra…
in German der Krieg, Kriegs-……
in Catalan guerra…
in Japanese 戦争…
in Chinese (Simplified) (国家或群体之间的)战争, 争夺,竞争…
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