English version

join battle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjoin battlejoin battleformalFIGHT to begin fighting join
Examples from the Corpus
join battleHe could have joined battle, lost, and opted for some face-saving rapprochement.It would certainly distract the attention of the powerful commercial groups that are about to join battle over cable television networks.A nationalist militia, the Mai Mai, has also joined battle with both sides.
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