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war/ˈwoɚ/noun
pluralwars
war
/ˈwoɚ/
noun
pluralwars
Learner's definition of WAR  
: a state or period of fighting between countries or groups
[count]
[noncount]
— often used before another noun
: a situation in which people or groups compete with or fight against each other
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : an organized effort by a government or other large organization to stop or defeat something that is viewed as dangerous or bad

all's fair in love and war

— see 1fair

declare war

— see declare

this means war

— used to show you are offended by what someone has said or done and want to start a fight with that person

war of nerves

— see nerve

war of words

— see 1word
— see also tug-of-war
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