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
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
We’re all trying to support restaurants in our own ways, and honestly, the love we have for the industry as a whole is making the effort to “support restaurants” seem like a vague and unending battle.Overwhelmed by How to Help the Restaurant Industry? Make a List.|Erin DeJesus|November 20, 2020|Eater
Most people are not poachers, ivory collectors or intentionally harming wildlife, but silence or indifference to the battle at hand is as deadly.Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?|Walter Thompson|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
While “Age of Calamity” can feel like an uneven series of battle ballets, it does have its share of astonishing dances.‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’: A semi-satisfying new piece of the ‘Zelda’ universe|Harold Goldberg|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
For them, it’s a battle for local control over setting water rates.Outsiders Are Wary of San Diego’s Multibillion-Dollar Pipeline Plan|MacKenzie Elmer|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Amid battles over such issues, however, the state has gone from predictably Republican to a tossup.The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote|Tanya Basu|November 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
We also see her physically battling Sheriff Clark, but the camera focuses on her falling to the ground.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few Republicans, such as Christie and Walker, made their names battling the unions.
On my short list of the great rock voices of all time, he is battling for the top spot with Mick Jagger.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a traditional burial—the kind that the government is now battling—that led to the first outbreak.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are the guys from Vanity Fair and Time battling it out and trying to get gangster with each other?It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I could not go alone," said Ruth, and her tone was that of one still battling with a notion that is repugnant.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
Not until the colonies threw off the royal yoke and were battling for freedom was the secret told.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
It was a terrific struggle; not the skillful sparring of trained fighters, but the rough and tumble battling of primitive giants.The Shepherd of the Hills|Harold Bell Wright
A life of perpetual arguing, squabbling and battling,—one's neighbors being such an unreasonable set!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Here is a scene from Rentsch, which falls out in Friedrich's time; and which brought much battling and broiling to him and his.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
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.