Meaning of “truce” in the English Dictionary

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"truce" in British English

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trucenoun [ C ]

uk /truːs/ 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, two of the city's biggest gangs have finally declared a truce, ending years of bloodshed.
The fragile truce between the two sides is not expected to last long.

(Definition of “truce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"truce" in American English

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trucenoun [ C ]

us /trus/

a temporary agreement to stop fighting or arguing, or a brief interruption in a disagreement:

We seemed to be arguing so much, we have declared a truce in my family.

(Definition of “truce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)