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guerrilla

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Bombs & terrorism
guerrillaguer‧ril‧la /ɡəˈrɪlə/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCBa member of a small unofficial military group that fights in small groupsguerrilla war/warfare 🔊 American troops found themselves fighting a guerrilla war. 🔊 left-wing guerrillas
Examples from the Corpus
guerrillaguerrilla warfarePorlier found his career as a guerrilla general rewarded by posting to a provincial garrison.Four Western tourists held by armed guerrillas in Kashmir began their seventh month in captivity today.Cumings concludes that Kim was probably based at Kharborovsk from 1941 to 1945 and conducted his guerrilla forays from there.Red Cross officials condemned the treatment that imprisoned guerrillas have received.He is believed to have perished fairly early in the prolonged series of guerrilla activities he inaugurated against Rome.Simultaneously a bomb at the National Institute of Public Administration killed one guerrilla and injured four other people.In real life the distinction between sheer brigandage and patriotic guerrilla activities was often blurred.In reality guerrilla action was largely indiscriminate with sporadic attacks on the occasional landlord, local official, or police post.The rest of the family decided to join the guerrilla forces.It saddled liberalism with the problem of generals in politics and the mystique of the guerrilla.The guerrillas began their assault on March 8th.guerrilla war/warfareAt other times, they waged an incessant guerrilla war, attacking isolated Roman garrisons, ambushing caravans, cutting supply routes.They also collected some weapons recovered from parishioners and - more important in this mounted guerrilla warfare - they collected several saddles.She did not notice that we had left the age of guerrilla warfare.He has studied the art of guerrilla warfare, he's read Mao.The enemy cunningly avoided direct confrontation and concentrated on guerrilla warfare.A sustained guerrilla war seems likely over campaign-finance reform.Somehow news correspondents covering the administration, including me, never grasped the full extent of the guerrilla war within the administration.When the guerrilla war ended with the Lancaster House Agreement in 1980, land redistribution was an important promise.
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