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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skir·mish /ˈskɝmɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skir·mish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skirmished p. pr. & vb. n. Skirmishing.]  To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skir·mish, n.
 1. A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.
 2. A slight contest.
    They never meet but there's a skirmish of wit.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a minor short-term fight [syn: brush, clash, encounter]
      v : engage in a skirmish