Translation of "skirmish" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈskɜː.mɪʃ/ us /ˈskɝː-/

a fight between a small number of soldiers that is usually short and not planned, and happens away from the main area of fighting in a war


a short argument

There was a short skirmish between the two of them over who would pay for the meal.
skirmish verb uk us
skirmisher noun uk /r/ us //

(Translation of “skirmish” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)