skirmish, encounter, clash, brush
n. a minor short-term fight
n. a state of conflict between colors; "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
v. disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
clash, collide
v. crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
collide, jar, clash
v. be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"
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n. a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
engagement, fight, conflict, battle
n. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
n. a struggle between rivals
involution, involvement, participation, engagement
n. the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
affray, fracas, altercation
n. noisy quarrel
n. a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
strife, discord
n. lack of agreement or harmony
antagonism, enmity, hostility
n. a state of deep-seated ill-will
antagonism, enmity, hostility
n. a state of deep-seated ill-will
state of war, war
n. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
altercate, argufy, scrap, dispute, quarrel
v. have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
v. make or wage war
knock, bump
v. knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
v. place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
v. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
depart, diverge, vary, deviate
v. be at variance with; be out of line with
v. be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
v. be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
disaccord, discord, disagree
v. be different from one another
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v. consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
v. fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target"
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