- n. 小冲突，小规模战斗；小争论
- vi. 进行小规模战斗；发生小争论
1. scrum => skirmish.
2. scrum => scrummage.
3. skirt mish(谐音“迷失”) 女学生的裙子被弄丢了，引起了争吵和小冲突。
拼 写 俗 化 自 古 法 语 escarmouche, 小 规 模 战 斗 ， 来 自 意 大 利 语 scaramuccia, 来 自 Proto-Germanic*skerm,砍，劈，来自 PIE*sker,砍，劈，词源同 scar,shear.-ccia,小词后缀，含 讽刺义，词源同 capoccia,小头领。
- skirmish:  English adapted skirmish from eskermiss-, the present stem of Old French eskermir ‘fight with a sword’. This in turn went back to a Frankish *skirmjan, a relative of modern German schirmen. A variant of skirmish arose with the i and r sounds reversed, giving scrimish, which is the source of modern English scrimmage  and also of scrummage  and its abbreviation scrum .
=> scrimmage, scrummage
- skirmish (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French escarmouche "skirmish," from Italian scaramuccia, earlier schermugio, probably from a Germanic source (compare Old High German skirmen "to protect, defend"), with a diminutive or depreciatory suffix, from Proto-Germanic *skerm-, from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
Influenced in Middle English by a separate verb skirmysshen "to brandish a weapon," from Old French eskirmiss-, stem of eskirmir "to fence," from Frankish *skirmjan, from the same Germanic source. Compare scrimmage. Other modern Germanic forms have an additional diminutive affix: German scharmützel, Dutch schermutseling, Danish skjærmydsel. Skirmish-line attested by 1864.
- skirmish (v.)
- c. 1200, from Old French escarmouchier, from Italian scaramucciare (see skirmish (n.)). Related: Skirmished; skirmishing.
- 1. There had been a skirmish in the half light of dawn.
- 2. The verbal skirmish is viewed as the opening round in negotiation schedules to start next Tuesday.
- 3. A conventional skirmish would escalate into a nuclear exchange.
- 4. We won a skirmish, and we'll win him some more.
- 我们打赢了一场小仗, 还要再给他打赢几仗.
- 5. He was shot in a skirmish with the enemy.
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