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trucetruce /truːs/ ●○○ noun [countable]  PMPEACE/NO WARan agreement between enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a short time, or the period for which this is arrangedceasefire They agreed to call a truce.truce with/between There was an uneasy truce between Alex and Dave over dinner.
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truceIt must have been a truce.Three years of war followed, ended by a truce.I mean, why don't we call a truce, eh?The two sides have been unable to negotiate a truce.Both sides agreed on a truce during New Year celebrations.a truce between the rival Christian forcesAmbulances and stretcher-bearers moved about the field-staying close, however, to the Union lines, for no truce existed.The rebels have ended a 17-month-old truce, and could strike at any time.So much for the truce, painstakingly pieced together by Bill Clinton and his unique brand of insomnia diplomacy.The truce of Tours marked the beginning of another brief phase of diplomacy.call a truceRound about the Elephant and Castle I decided to call a truce and talk to him.For that at Olympia, the oldest and most prestigious, it was customary for cities at war to call a truce.I mean, why don't we call a truce, eh?Why don't we call a truce, start again?
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