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battle

bat·tle

battle

 
 
pronunciation:
bae tl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fight between two armed persons or forces during a war.
The Battle of the Bulge took place during the end of 1944.
synonyms:
action, clash, combat, conflict, fight
similar words:
disagreement, struggle
definition 2: a contest or competition.
The race was a battle between two excellent runners.
synonyms:
clash, competition, contest
similar words:
bout, duel, game, match, meet, tournament
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: battled, battles, battling
definition 1: to fight or struggle.
The ship's crew battled against the terrible storm.
synonyms:
fight
similar words:
compete, contend, contest, duel, encounter, engage, struggle
definition 2: to fight or struggle against.
I am battling a cold.
synonyms:
combat, fight
similar words:
duel, encounter, engage
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