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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment. A member of a small unofficial military group that fights in small groups.

Usage examples (38)
  • A guerrilla stealthily entered the village to gain access to the storage building.
  • Adjective : guerrilla strongholds; guerrilla tactics
  • The term guerilla warfare didn't come about until later -- early 19th century.
  • Boykoff and Sand apply the term guerilla poetry to poetry in public space to see what happens when poetry reaches an audience that will be less predictable in its response. for more
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  • A "guerrilla" (a person who engages in irregular warfare) fighter might be afraid of a "gorilla" (the most powerful of the apes).
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