cease-fire

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This word may also be spelled “ceasefire.”
cease-fire(
sis
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fayuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. el alto el fuego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The government and the rebel group reached a cease-fire as a result of today's meeting.El gobierno y el grupo rebelde llegaron a un alto el fuego como resultado de la reunión de hoy.
b. el cese de hostilidades
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The attack ended a six-month ceasefire between the two countries.El ataque terminó con un cese de hostilidades de seis meses entre los dos países.
c. el cese del fuego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The military ordered a ceasefire that marked the end of the war.El ejército ordenó un cese del fuego que marcó el final de la guerra.
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cease-fire
[ˈsiːsfaɪə(r)]
noun
1. alto (m) el fuego, tregua (f)
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ceasefire [ˌsiːsˈfaɪəʳ]
noun
alto (m) el fuego; cese (m) de hostilidades
modifier
ceasefire line (n) línea (f) del alto el fuego
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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