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war

noun
 
 
/wɔːr/
FIGHTING [C, U] A2 fighting, using soldiers and weapons, between two or more countries, or two or more groups inside a country: They've been at war for the past five years. He was only a child when the war broke out (= started). If this country goes to war (= starts to fight in a war), thousands of people will die.War
COMPETING [C, U] a situation in which two or more groups are trying to be more successful than each other: a price war between supermarketsCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportBusiness and commerce - general words
TO STOP [no plural] an attempt to stop something bad or illegal: the war against crime/drugs →  See also civil war , prisoner of war , world war Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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…
(Definition of war from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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