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skirmish with someone or something

to have a minor fight with someone, a group, or something. Tim skirmished a bit with his brother and then ran into the house. I don't want to skirmish with the committee.
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The festivities were delayed awaiting the return of the warriors who had remained to engage in the skirmish with the white men, so that it was quite late when all were in the village, and the dance of death commenced to circle around the doomed officer.
It was not unusual for these running gentry, who carried it with a very high hand, to quarrel in the servants' hall while waiting for their masters and mistresses; and, falling to blows either there or in the street without, to strew the place of skirmish with hair-powder, fragments of bag-wigs, and scattered nosegays.
A day after I criticized KABC-TV (Channel 7) for its cursory coverage of the protest violence Monday night outside the Democratic National Convention, the station did smart, sterling work on Wednesday's skirmish between police and protesters decrying, among other things, police brutality.
Steve Smith scored 24 points to pace Portland (59-22), which is poised to open its postseason skirmish vs.
With a single-player campaign, skirmish mode and multiplayer support for up to eight players World War III: Black Gold offers many hours of addictive real-time strategy action.
Before arriving at Laurel Avenue several blocks away, Gatica said he and Imes were involved in a brief skirmish with other individuals near the concert site.
She left the phone on speaker and a dispatcher overheard the skirmish.
Malone, whose Hall of Fame elbows became familiar with the chin of Clippers forward Maurice Taylor, was booted at 9:44 of the third quarter after clipping Taylor on a rebound skirmish.
He was right in the middle of a netside skirmish after Rod Brind'Amour scored to make it 3-1 in the second, and received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for drilling Stu Grimson late in the third.
That's the $800 million question to be argued today in the league's latest labor skirmish.
Skirmish is a tactical hydration pack from CamelBak Products.
The camps will be open to visitors from 10am to 5pm and it will be up to the public to decide who will win the skirmish having heard both sides of the story.
The Skirmish tactical hydration pack utilizes a 100-ounce.
Two drug traffickers were killed in a skirmish on the Tajik-Afghan border in Khatlon region.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- At least eight Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed by Armenian forces in a bloody skirmish that erupted at the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which remains unresolved after more than two decades.