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1‘the Napoleonic wars’
conflict, warfare, combat, fighting, struggle, armed conflict, action, military action, bloodshed, contest, tussle
battle, skirmish, fight, clash, confrontation, engagement, affray, encounter, collision, offensive, attack, blitz, siege
campaign, crusade, feud, vendetta
strife, hostility, enmity, antagonism, discord, disunity, animus, ill will, bad blood
peace, truce, ceasefire, harmony
2‘the war against drugs’
campaign, crusade, battle, fight, struggle, movement, drive, mission
1‘rival Emperors warred against each other’
fight, battle, combat, wage war, make war, be at war, be in conflict, conduct a war, do battle, join battle, take the field, take up arms
feud, quarrel, struggle, strive, contend, grapple, wrangle, tilt, cross swords, lock horns, come to blows
attack, engage, clash with, encounter, take on, set to, skirmish with, grapple with
informal be at each other's throats, fight like cat and dog
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