Definition of 'insurgent'
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Some of the Iraqis were armed insurgents and the incident took place during a day of intense combat. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Nato maintained its military pressure on the insurgents yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tehran was a staunch enemy of the Taleban when the insurgents were in power. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We've got to be an insurgent party. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The insurgents use human shields and Nato knows this. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was to retain this military advantage that the Roman armies forbade its use by potential insurgents in occupied barbarian countries. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And it gives the Spanish people slightly more space in which to consider whether they really want to hand power to insurgent parties. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A Harrier then fired a rocket into the group of insurgents. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The operation took just two months to rout insurgents who took control of the city after British forces abandoned it following a truce with the militias. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the face of new air strikes against the rebels in the town yesterday, the insurgents claimed to have shot down at least three jets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Failing to win would suggest that the Lib Dems had lost their edge as an insurgent party. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We know links are growing rapidly between insurgent groups in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Sun (2006)The nine-month hiatus took a heavy toll on the country, with insurgents exploiting the lack of leadership. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The links between powerful drug lords, the government and the insurgents remain strong, according to local officials. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Since he unveiled his plan, there has been a whirlwind of contacts between the Government and insurgent groups as they position themselves for negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'insurgent'
British English: insurgent NOUN
Insurgents are people who are fighting against the government or army of their own country.
By early yesterday, the insurgents had taken control of the country's main military air base.
Definition of insurgent from the Collins English Dictionary
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