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An exchange of gunfire, as between infantry units.


(Military) a brief small-scale engagement between opposing military ground forces using short-range light weapons



an exchange of gunfire between two opposing forces, esp. a skirmish between military forces.


[ˈfaɪəˌfaɪt] N (Mil) (journalese) → tiroteo m
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The city hall is safe and secured although there are firefights around it,' Gandamra said.
Firefights often last around 15 or 20 minutes as the Taleban know how long it takes for troops to call in helicopter gun ships or mortar barrages.
Two policemen, two fighters and two civilians died in separate firefights on Monday.
One minor change from previous 007 outings is that the first-person shooter becomes an 'over-theshoulder' third person shooter when taking cover during firefights.
One Yanqui described it as "a disorganized, chaotic, drawn-out string of vicious firefights involving two, three, up to 10 participants, which would then break up and form different firefights--a helluva mess.
During one of the longest firefights his company has encountered--nearly four hours long--three others sustained gunshot wounds, and nearly everyone took minor wounds from rocket propelled grenade shrapnel.
Between intense firefights with your enemy, the cut scenes slowly reveal a deep relationship between Fenix and Dom that isn't fully developed in the game's short story line.
They were involved in around 44 firefights in just 25 days with the Taliban constantly trying to break down the UK's defences.
However, in the meantime, Starfleet must face a previously unknown enemy that has been easily defeating its starships in a series of firefights.
There's a beautiful damsel in distress (Monica Bellucci, wearing a low-cut top), plenty of firefights and explosions and a distinctly pro-American slant to the entire enterprise.
From sabotaging enemy resources to capturing key personnel to all-out firefights, the player will need to master a variety of gameplay styles to overcome the enemy.