battle

Noun
  1. A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war (synset 100955670)
    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
  2. An energetic attempt to achieve something (synset 100790634)
    "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
  3. An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals) (synset 100961007)
    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
Verb
  1. Battle or contend against in or as if in a battle (synset 201094777)
    "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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