Synonyms of skirmish in English:

skirmish


See definition of skirmish

noun

1‘the unit was caught up in several skirmishes’

SYNONYMS
fight, battle, clash, conflict, encounter, confrontation, engagement, fray, contest, combat, tussle, scrimmage, fracas, affray, melee
archaic rencounter

2‘there was a skirmish over the budget’

SYNONYMS
argument, quarrel, squabble, contretemps, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out, dispute, disputation, contention, clash, altercation, exchange, war of words
Irish, North American, Australian donnybrook
informal tiff, set-to, run-in, spat, dust-up
British informal row, barney, ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy, ruck
British informal afters
Scottish informal rammy
archaic broil, miff
Scottish archaic threap, collieshangie

verb

1‘they skirmished briefly with soldiers from Fort Benton’

SYNONYMS
fight, do battle with, battle with, engage with, close with, combat, clash with, come to blows with, exchange blows with, struggle with, tussle with
informal scrap with