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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An exchange of shots between two opposing forces, esp. a skirmish between military forces.

Usage examples (34)
  • Day on his emergency radio and the sounds of a firefight from the direction of the separated patrol element.
  • In July of 2003, Uday and Qusay were killed in firefight with U.S. troops, and the dictator Saddam Hussein was captured by December 13.
  • And after a firefight, that is when they discovered this incredible massacre.
  • Military officials said Friday the firefight was the longest in recent years. for more
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