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Meaning of “truce” in the English Dictionary

"truce" in British English

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trucenoun [C]

uk   us   /truːs/
a ​shortinterruption in a ​war or ​argument, or an ​agreement to ​stopfighting 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 ​biggestgangs have ​finally declared a truce, ​endingyears 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 ​temporaryagreement to ​stopfighting or ​arguing, or a ​briefinterruption 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)
Translations of “truce”
in Spanish tregua…
in Vietnamese sự ngừng bắn…
in Malaysian kedamaian sementara…
in Thai การสงบศึกชั่วคราว…
in French trêve…
in German die Waffenruhe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讲和(协议), 休战,停战(协定)…
in Turkish ateşkes, mütareke…
in Russian перемирие…
in Indonesian gencatan senjata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 講和(協議), 休戰,停戰(協定)…
in Polish rozejm…
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