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A sustained fight between large organized armed forces
“In a war there are many battles to be fought; which battle would become more important than the rest is not easily known.”
A lengthy and difficult conflict or struggle
“Cougars face an uphill battle as they struggle to rebuild confidence for Sunday's clash with Leigh.”
Struggle tenaciously to achieve or resist something
“Rebecca Harrison was taken ill mid-way through the race but battled on to finish 40th.”
Engage in a fight or struggle against
“The wind had swept in making it harder for the firefighters to battle the blaze.”
To engage in a contest
“… the two teams, which have long been archrivals, will battle on the court for the state championship.”
To enter into contest or conflict with
“… the two top-seeded tennis players battled each other for almost three hours.”
To struggle
“Doctors battled throughout the night to save her life.”
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