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noun as in volley

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There will be more bloodshed as anti-Taliban tribal militias and ISIS variants compete for ground and influence, and many innocent people will be caught in the crossfire.

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Contee said police believe the second victim was hit in the crossfire.

Facebook have proven again and again that they cannot be trusted to self-regulate when doing so would either harm their business model or put them in the crossfire of the regimes in any given country.

Rotten Tomatoes has been caught in the crossfire of troll campaigns before.

Social media platforms have become an ideological battleground, and in light of recent events, some brands are looking to keep themselves out of the crossfire by halting their social ad campaigns.

But no more so than the Sodexo building maintenance man or the two cops who were also killed in the crossfire.

A street sweeper was caught in the crossfire as a gunman fired at the officer, fatally wounding her in the back.

These things also happen to people who you know are helpless, like random people caught in the crossfire.

Many more lives, often of civilians stuck in the crossfire, will be lost.

Everyone from right-leaning CNN Crossfire host S.E. Cupp, to E!

I was on the side of the street next to the Brownsboro road, and hence thrown into all of the crossfire.

The questions of father and son were a crossfire, and it must be owned they had good reason for amazement.

The mayor was without ammunition to return Gibson's crossfire of charges against the administration.

Both advanced support parties were met by high-explosive bombs and a heavy crossfire from enemy machine-guns.

The brigade next to the pike, exposed to a galling crossfire, wavered and slowly retired.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crossfire, such as: blast, bombardment, fusillade, gunfire, hail, and salvo.

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