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battle



I - noun
1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war (Freq. 73)
- Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
- he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
Syn:
conflict, fight, engagement
Derivationally related forms:
engage (for: engagement), fight (for: fight)
Topics:
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
Hypernyms:
military action, action
Hyponyms:
Armageddon, pitched battle, naval battle, combat, armed combat,
dogfight, assault
Instance Hyponyms:
Battle of Britain, Drogheda
Part Holonyms:
war, warfare
2. an energetic attempt to achieve something (Freq. 8)
- getting through the crowd was a real struggle
- he fought a battle for recognition
Syn:
struggle
Derivationally related forms:
struggle (for: struggle)
Hypernyms:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
Hyponyms:
duel, scramble, scuffle, joust, tilt
3. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
- "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
- police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
Syn:
conflict, struggle
Derivationally related forms:
struggle (for: struggle)
Hypernyms:
group action
Hyponyms:
class struggle, class war, class warfare, rebellion, insurrection,
revolt, rising, uprising, pacification, counterinsurgency, strife,
tug-of-war, turf war, fight, fighting, combat, scrap,
feud, war, warfare

II - verb
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle (Freq. 6)
- The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq
- We must combat the prejudices against other races
- they battled over the budget
Syn:
combat
Derivationally related forms:
combative (for: combat), combatant (for: combat), combat (for: combat), battler
Hypernyms:
contend, fight, struggle
Hyponyms:
dogfight, wrestle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Sam and Sue battle
- Sam cannot battle Sue

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