Guerrilla - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡəˈrɪlə|  American pronunciation of the word guerrilla
Brit.  |ɡəˈrɪlə|  British pronunciation of the word guerrilla

noun

- a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment (syn: guerilla, insurgent, irregular)

Examples

The guerrillas controlled half the country.

American troops found themselves fighting a guerrilla war.

They waged a guerrilla war against the government.

The rebels appear to be making hit-and-run guerrilla style attacks on military targets.

A guerrilla war has lingered into its fourth decade.

Guerrilla tactics proved more than a match for the Soviet military machine.

Word forms

noun
singular: guerrilla
plural: guerrillas
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