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'battle' - used as a noun
1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
2. an energetic attempt to achieve something
he fought a battle for recognition
3. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

'battle' - used as a verb
4. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
they battled over the budget

derived forms
1. Battle / Plural
battles
2. Battle / Past
battled
3. Battle / Third Person
battles
4. Battle / Present Participle
battling
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The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield. - Click here to find out.
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During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the battle of Monte Cassino.