guerilla

[guh-ril-uh]

guerillaism, noun
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guerrilla or guerilla (ɡəˈrɪlə)
 
n
1.  a.  a member of an irregular usually politically motivated armed force that combats stronger regular forces, such as the army or police
 b.  (as modifier): guerrilla warfare
2.  Compare phalanx a form of vegetative spread in which the advance is from several individual rhizomes or stolons growing rapidly away from the centre, as in some clovers
 
[C19: from Spanish, diminutive of guerrawar]
 
guerilla or guerilla
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish, diminutive of guerrawar]
 
guer'rillaism or guerilla
 
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gue'rillaism or guerilla
 
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Example sentences
These governments face insurgencies that almost exclusively use guerilla tactics.
They make the smallest contribution to the public treasury, yet their guerilla war is costly.
He contemplates the career of a great guerilla chief with ardent longing.
He was also a guerilla artist who attacked all restrictions on his sensibility.
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