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hot war

open military conflict; an armed conflict between nations:
The increasing tension in the Middle East could lead to a hot war.
Origin of hot war
1945-50; by analogy with cold war Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hot war
  • Here, he discusses waging a hot war against heavily armed poachers.
  • The objective is not to make weaponry for a hot war, but to scare off enemies from a certain piece of land, sea or airspace.
  • They are only tools of a broader strategy in a cold or hot war.
  • There's no denying the dangers of hot war or military blackmail, but the hazards and manifestations of the cold war are worldwide.
  • It wasn't a hot war, but it had been one, and there were still bad actors and difficult decisions to be resolved.
  • He may have successfully steered us clear of a hot war, but he couldn't thaw the cold one, despite numerous attempts to do so.
  • It is a hot war and will probably only end in the downfall of the houses implicated.
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hot war

noun phrase

A war with combat and killing; shooting war •An isolated use in 1768 means ''a vigorous war,'' lacking the modern contrast with cold war (1947+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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