cease-fire
noun Date: 1859 1. a military order to cease firing 2. a suspension of active hostilities

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  • cease-fire — cease′ fire′ n. 1) mil a cessation of hostilities; truce 2) mil an order issued for a cease fire • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

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  • cease-fire — /sees fuyeur /, n. 1. a cessation of hostilities; truce. 2. Mil. an order issued for a cease fire. [1840 50; n. use of v. phrase cease fire] * * * ▪ international law       a total cessation of armed hostilities, regulated by the same general… …   Universalium

  • cease fire — {v.} To give a military command ordering soldiers to stop shooting. * / Cease fire! the captain cried, and the shooting stopped./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cease-fire — {n.} A period of negotiated nonaggression, when the warring parties involved promise not to attack. * /Unfortunately, the cease fire in Bosnia was broken many times by all parties concerned./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cease fire — {v.} To give a military command ordering soldiers to stop shooting. * / Cease fire! the captain cried, and the shooting stopped./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cease-fire — {n.} A period of negotiated nonaggression, when the warring parties involved promise not to attack. * /Unfortunately, the cease fire in Bosnia was broken many times by all parties concerned./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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