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    battle

    battle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word battle

    Definition
    (noun) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    Synonyms : conflict , engagement , fight
    Example Sentence
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
    Definition
    (noun) an energetic attempt to achieve something
    Synonyms : struggle
    Example Sentence
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
    Definition
    (noun) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    Synonyms : conflict , struggle
    Example Sentence
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
    Definition
    (verb) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
    Synonyms : combat
    Example Sentence
    • The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq
    • We must combat the prejudices against other races
    • they battled over the budget
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