skirmish with (someone or something)

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skirmish with (someone or something)

1. noun A minor or short-lived fight, battle, conflict, or dispute with another person, country, group, military force, etc. Tom's skirmish with that guy in the pub landed both of them in jail. Our forces entered into a skirmish with rebels on the outskirts of the city. The country has been locked in an economic skirmish with its neighbors to the north over their plan to increase tariffs on imports.
2. verb To engage or enter into such a fight, battle, conflict, or dispute with someone, some group, or some country. Jack was expelled from school for skirmishing with some of the other boys in his class. The senator has been skirmishing with members of his own party recently over the issue of tax reform.
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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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Robredo: Political skirmishes with Duterte no hindrance to OVP work !-- -- (philstar.com) - October 18, 2018 - 4:46pm MANILA, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo said that political skirmishes with a sometimes "combative" President Rodrigo Duterte will not deter her work to help the Filipino people.
Their presence caused panic among residents, and it later led to skirmishes with government forces.
The street skirmishes with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are the only thing that comes close to such mass violence, and the government resorts to traditional methods to respond to protests that are now organized via social media by the middle and upper classes.
The march was marked by skirmishes with pro-Ennahdha groups, dozens of who stood outside the Municipal Theatre and the Ministry of the Interior, chanting slogans in support of the Government and its legitimacy.
ORAKZAI AGENCY, April 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Fifteen militants have died in skirmishes with security forces in different areas of Swat and Orakzai Agency, while a security personnel also martyred.
SWAT, April 18, 2010 (Frontier Star): Fifteen militants have died in skirmishes with security forces in different areas of Swat and Orakzai Agency, while a security personnel also martyred.
THE ORCHID HUNTER is an action-packed adventure romance with the emphasis on the skirmishes with their enemies even more than the lead couple's growing love for one another.
Pitts describes in vivid detail his dangerous encounters with animals, risky skirmishes with robbers, dealings with corrupt cops, and more.
Armstrong's letters revealed her constant development of WMU programs and her skirmishes with the heads of SBC boards as she fought to keep the WMU autonomous.