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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
war /wɔ:/
  • danh từ
    • chiến tranh
      • aggressive war: chiến tranh xâm lược
      • nuclear war: chiến tranh hạt nhân
      • local war: chiến tranh cục bộ
      • war of nerves: chiến tranh cân não
      • the Great Was; World War I: đại chiến I
      • World War II: đại chiến II
      • to be at war with: có chiến tranh với
      • to declare war on (against, upon): tuyên chiến với
      • to go to the wars: ra đi chiến đấu
      • to make (wage) war on (upon): tiến thành chiến tranh với
    • đấu tranh
      • war between man and nature: sự đấu tranh của con người với thiên nhiên
    • (định ngữ) chiến tranh
      • war seat: chiến trường
      • on a war footing: sẵn sàng chiến đấu, sẵn sàng lao vào chiến tranh
      • war loan: nợ chiến tranh
  • nội động từ
    • (+ down) lấy chiến tranh để khuất phục
    • (nghĩa bóng) đấu tranh, chống lại, đối chọi, mâu thuẫn
      • warring principles: những nguyên tắc đối chọi nhau
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) (+ against, with) đánh nhau, gây chiến, xung đột
      • to war against (with) a neighbouring country: đánh nhau với một nước láng giềng
Concise Dictionary
warred|warring|warswɔr /wɔː
+the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
+a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
+an active struggle between competing entities
+a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
+make or wage war
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 warfare, combat, conflict, fighting, clash, hostilities, battle, struggle, engagement, encounter, strife, contention:
The war, in which several millions died, lasted six years.
2 at war. fighting, battling, in combat, in conflict; in disagreement, in dispute, in contention, struggling, antagonistic, at daggers drawn:
They are at war because an ambassador refused to retract some silly insult.
3 do battle or fight or struggle or (engage in) combat with or against, make or wage war with or against, take up arms or strive or campaign or tilt against, cross swords or contend or joust with:
We must continue to war against the forces of evil.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U, C] a situation in which two or more countries or groups of people fight against each other over a period of time: the Second World War + the threat of (a) nuclear war + to win / lose a / the war + the war between England and Scotland + England's war with / against Scotland + It was the year Britain declared war on Germany. + Social and political problems led to the outbreak (= the beginning) of war. + Where were you living when war broke out? + The government does not want to go to war (= start a war) unless all other alternatives have failed. + How long have they been at war? + a war widow / hero + (formal) In the Middle Ages England waged war on France. + Her husband was killed during the war. + (formal) the theatre of war (= the area in which fighting takes place)
2 [C, U] a situation in which there is aggressive competition between groups, companies, countries, etc: the class war + a trade war
See also - PRICE WAR
3 [U, sing.] ~ (against / on sb/sth) a fight or an effort over a long period of time to get rid of or stop sth unpleasant: The government has declared war on drug dealers. + We seem to be winning the war against crime.
Idioms: have been in the wars (spoken) to have been injured in a fight or an accident: You look like you've been in the wars-who gave you that black eye?
a war of nerves an attempt to defeat your opponents by putting pressure on them so that they lose courage or confidence
a war of words a fierce argument or disagreement over a period of time between two or more people or groups: the political war of words over tax
more at FAIR adj.
Collocation Dictionary


long, short | bloody | all-out, full-scale, total
Six years of total war had left no citizen untouched.
| limited | holy, just | civil, global, world | air, guerrilla | atomic, nuclear | cold | economic, trade | price | class


be in, fight in
My grandfather fought in two world wars.
| fight, make, wage
The two countries fought a short but bloody war. The Spartans were persuaded to make war on Athens. The terrorists were charged with waging war against the state.
| win | lose | declare | go to
The country went to war in 1914.
| avert, prevent | be ravaged by


approach, loom, threaten | begin, break out, come, erupt, start | escalate, spread
talks to prevent the war from escalating
| continue, drag on, go on, last, progress, rage (on)
The war raged for nearly two years.
| come to an end, end


the shortage of food during the war years
| hero, veteran | chief, leader | casualty, victim | damage | correspondent
the war correspondent of a daily newspaper
| artist, poet | zone | effort
Every available resource went towards the war effort.
| record
Both candidates have distinguished war records.
| wound | crime, criminal | graves, memorial | aims | damages, reparations | baby, bride, widow | booty | cry, dance | machine
the Soviet war machine


at ~
a country at war
| between the ~s
(= between the First and Second World Wars),
in (a/the) ~
killed in war He took part in the Vietnam War.
| ~ against/with
the war against the French a war against drug abuse
| ~ between
war between Iran and Iraq
| ~ on
The US declared war on Japan.
| ~ with
a trade war with the United States


the horrors of war
The country had just emerged from the horrors of civil war.
| in a state of war, in time/times of war
In times of war, troops were billeted in the mill.
| on a war footing
The army had been placed on a war footing.
| the brink of war
The crisis took Europe to the brink of war.
| the outbreak of war
At the outbreak of war, most children were evacuated to the countryside.
| a theatre of war
These aircraft are designed to take troops and weapons to any theatre of war in the shortest time possible.
| a war of attrition

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