[wɔ:ʳ, Am wɔ:r] n
1) no pl (armed combat) Krieg m;
the art of \war die Kriegskunst;
to carry the \war into the enemy's camp den Krieg ins Lager der Feinde tragen; (fig) zum Gegenangriff ansetzen;
the horrors of \war die Schrecken pl des Krieges;
at the outbreak of the \war bei Kriegsausbruch m;
state of \war Kriegszustand m;
in times of \war in Kriegszeiten;
civil \war Bürgerkrieg m;
to be at \war (a. fig) sich akk im Kriegszustand befinden (a. fig)
to declare \war on sb/sth jdm/etw den Krieg erklären; (fig) jdm/etw den Kampf ansagen;
to go to \war in den Krieg ziehen;
to wage \war against [or on] sb/sth gegen jdn/etw Krieg führen; (fig) jdn/etw bekämpfen
2) (armed conflict) Krieg m;
a \war of attrition ein Zermürbungskrieg m;
the American Civil W\war der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg;
the cold \war (hist) der Kalte Krieg hist;
the Great W\war, World W\war I der Erste Weltkrieg;
holy \war heiliger Krieg;
the Vietnam W\war der Vietnamkrieg
3) (conflict) Kampf m;
class \war (esp Brit) Klassenkampf m;
a \war of nerves (fig) ein Nervenkrieg m;
price/trade \war Preis-/Handelskrieg m
all's fair in love and \war (and \war) in der Liebe und im Krieg ist alles erlaubt;
to have been in the \wars (esp Brit) [ziemlich] ramponiert aussehen (fam)

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