2 verb
1 [intransitive and transitive] to try very hard to achieve something that is difficult or dangerous:
Firefighters battled the flames.
battle against/with
She had battled against cancer.
battle for
a pressure group battling for better schools
battle to do something
Doctors battled to save his life.

battle it out

to keep fighting or opposing each other until one person or team wins:
32 teams will battle it out.
3 [intransitive] literaryPM to take part in a fight or war

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