Definition of 'insurgent'
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Nato maintained its military pressure on the insurgents yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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)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)The nine-month hiatus took a heavy toll on the country, with insurgents exploiting the lack of leadership. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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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Used Occasionally. insurgent is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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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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