verb (used without object), bat·tled, bat·tling.
verb (used with object), bat·tled, bat·tling.
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Idioms for battle
Origin of battle1
synonym study for battle
OTHER WORDS FROM battlebattler, noun
Words nearby battle
Definition for battle (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), bat·tled, bat·tling.Archaic.
Origin of battle2
Example sentences from the Web for battle
Creating a vaccine that is effective at least 80 percent of the time, which is the threshold the Goalkeepers model uses, is only part of the battle.A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely|Kat Eschner|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
Both Lavrov and Pompeo used their visits to Cyprus to underscore the broader proxy battle at play.Butterfly Effect: The Next U.S.-Russia Conflict Theater Could be the Mediterranean|Charu Kasturi|September 17, 2020|Ozy
So, more than a few echoes of the Cold War and the battle between capitalism and socialism.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
Creating the drug is only “part of the battle,” said Biden, who likened effective distribution to a complex military operation.Biden questions whether a vaccine approved by Trump would be safe|Sean Sullivan|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Apple last week filed a countersuit to stop the game maker from using its own payment system for Fortnite, escalating one of the most closely watched legal battles in the tech sector.Apple says Epic is acting as ‘a saboteur, not a martyr’ in app store challenge|radmarya|September 16, 2020|Fortune
The U.S. military just unveiled a new effort to get Iraqis ready to battle ISIS.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
First, as opposition to gay marriage collapses, American anti-LGBT activists will slow their battle against it.
It is the steady accretion of detail that may yet be the most damaging factor in the battle for British hearts and minds.
The audio message featured the words, “the real battle in Lebanon is yet to begin.”
The Daily Beast spoke to a jubilant League on Tuesday about the behind-the-scenes battle to get The Interview to movie theaters.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He was a distinguished warrior under Francis I, mortally wounded at the battle of Marignan.
It was under his auspices that the battle of Lepanto was fought, in which the Turks were so signally defeated.
Again, she was present at the battle of Silan, where her heroic example of courage infused new life into her brother rebels.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for battle (1 of 3)
Derived forms of battlebattler, noun
Word Origin for battle
British Dictionary definitions for battle (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for battle (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with battle
see half the battle; losing battle; pitched battle.