warfare


warfare
noun
ADJECTIVE
open

Rivalry between football fans developed into open warfare.

conventional, modern
biological, chemical, germ, nuclear
class, gang, internecine, tribal
guerrilla, siege, trench
aerial, air, naval, submarine
asymmetric, asymmetrical

Terrorism is a response to asymmetric warfare.

jungle, mountain, urban
economic, ideological, psychological

a subtle form of psychological warfare

VERB + WARFARE
conduct, engage in, wage

The rebels waged guerrilla warfare against the army.

PREPOSITION
warfare against

warfare against other tribes

warfare between

warfare between gangs


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