Translation of "cold war" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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cold warnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkəʊld ˈwɔːr/ us /ˌkoʊld ˈwɔːr/

a state of extreme unfriendliness existing between countries, especially countries with opposing political systems, that expresses itself not through fighting but through political pressure and threats. The expression is usually used of the relationship between the US and the Soviet Union after the Second World War.


(Translation of “cold war” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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