cease-fire


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cease-fire

or cease·fire (sēs′fīr′)
n.
1. An order to stop firing.
2. Suspension of active hostilities; a truce.

cease′-fire′



n.
1. a cessation of hostilities; truce.
2. an order issued for a cease-fire.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cease-fire - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace termscease-fire - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
peace - the state prevailing during the absence of war

cease-fire

or ceasefire
noun
A temporary cessation of hostilities by mutual consent of the contending parties:
Translations

cease-fire

nFeuerpause or -einstellung f; (longer) → Waffenruhe f, → Einstellung fder Kampfhandlungen; to give the cease-fireden Befehl zur Feuereinstellung geben

cease-fire

[ˌsiːsˈfaɪəʳ] ncessate il fuoco m inv
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