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action military conflict; fighting. [1/8 definitions]
afoul entangled, in collision, or in conflict.
ammunition any means used in a conflict to attack or defend a position. [1/2 definitions]
apocalypse any of several early Jewish or Christian writings on divine revelation that symbolically depict the ultimate conflict between good and evil. [1/3 definitions]
apple of discord anything that incites quarreling or conflict. [1/2 definitions]
arena a sphere of activity or conflict. [1/4 definitions]
Armageddon according to the New Testament, the place where the final, decisive conflict between good and evil will be fought. [1/2 definitions]
at war in a state of active hostility or conflict.
blind trust certain personal assets, such as stocks, placed under the confidential management of an independent trustee, as in an effort to avoid conflict of interest during one's term of public office. [1/2 definitions]
blood feud an ongoing, bitter conflict or fight between families.
civil war (cap.)The U.S. war (1861-1866) between the Northern states (Union) and the Southern states (Confederacy), which had seceded from the Union because of conflict over states' rights and the practice of slavery. [1/2 definitions]
clash to conflict sharply; disagree. [2/6 definitions]
climax in a literary or dramatic work, the point at which a conflict reaches a crucial juncture. [1/5 definitions]
cold war (cap.) the state of intense political and ideological hostility and competition for power that obtained between the communist Soviet Union and China and their allies, and the United States and its democratic allies, between the end of World War II and about 1990. The Cold War, always stopping short of direct military conflict, manifested in the arms race, the space race, and proxy wars in Vietnam, Korea, and the Middle East. [1/2 definitions]
collide to come into conflict or disagree. [1/2 definitions]
collision a conflict, as of ideas or opinions. [1/2 definitions]
conflict of interest a conflict or potential conflict between one of a person's interests or commitments and another, esp. between a public official's private financial interest and public obligations.
confrontation a clash or conflict. [1/2 definitions]
contravene to conflict with; act against; oppose; violate. [1/2 definitions]
decide to resolve a conflict or dispute. [1/7 definitions]
declared war an armed conflict that is precipitated by a formal declaration of war.