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battle

2 verb
     
Related topics: Military
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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.
2

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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