war

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwɔːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/wɔr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wôr; Scot.wär)


Inflections of 'war' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
wars
v 3rd person singular
warring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
warred
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
warred
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

war

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [long, short, brutal, bloody, needless] war
  2. not a [typical, conventional] war
  3. a [10-week, five-year] war
  4. (a) [nuclear, technological, chemical] war
  5. the [Gulf, Korean, Second World] War
  6. a [tax, price] war
  7. a war [caused, brought about] by [religion, political differences]
  8. (the) war [broke out, started] in
  9. the (two) countries [went to, were at] war
  10. [went to] war with
  11. a war between [nations, enemies, friends, family members, ideologies]
  12. a war over [religion, territory, ideology]
  13. the war against [HIV, poverty, famine]
  14. the war on [terror, drugs, poverty]
  15. declare war on the [terrorists, enemy, enemies, rebels]
  16. wage war on [crime, fraud, trafficking]
  17. [start, avoid] a war
  18. [end, win, lose] the war
  19. war and peace
  20. have won the battle, but not the war
  21. was [caught up, involved] in a war of words
  22. [companies, businesses] were engaged in a [price] war
  23. UK: (have been) in the wars
  24. during the war
  25. between the wars
n as adj
  1. war [games, strategies, tanks]
  2. the war memorial
  3. the War Room
  4. was a war baby
  5. post-war [Britain, baby boom, society]
  6. [in, during] the pre-war [years]
v
  1. war with their [neighbors, enemies]
  2. warring against [Russia]
  3. warring against [poverty, exploitation, hunger]
  4. warred amongst themselves
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