a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
- "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
- "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
An energetic attempt to achieve something
- "he fought a battle for recognition"
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
- "they battled over the budget"
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