UK [ˈskɜː(r)mɪʃɪŋ] / US [ˈskɜrmɪʃɪŋ] noun [uncountable]
1) fighting that is not part of the main fighting in a war

Skirmishing has continued, despite the truce.

2) arguments, especially political or legal ones

There were fears that the diplomatic skirmishing would escalate.

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