Definition of 'battle'
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The midfielder is used to defying the odds and winning big battles. The Sun (2017)But if there was a gun battle in our street we stayed at home. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tata has won his battle for control of the family firm, but now what? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Last night rescuers were battling to find at least 20 still missing. The Sun (2017)She died in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Exiles battled hard on a dreadful pitch that looked more like a beach. The Sun (2016)Over the past six years it has also been battling a cholera epidemic that has killed about 9,000 people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It turned out we'd only lost one vicious battle, not the culture war. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Those of us who have greasy skin face a constant battle against shine and spots. The Sun (2009)She had been battling ovarian cancer for more than a year. The Sun (2011)They want to be direct and win that ego battle by rolling over the top of you. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ten years down the line and he is still battling hard. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it is a necessary battle and one he can win. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But officials admit that the battle against organised crime could last a generation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That led to a hotly contested court battle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now he is fighting a lonely battle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They also battled agonising hunger pangs with bags of crisps. The Sun (2008)Yet defenders of handwriting face a difficult battle with their target audience. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The long battle with the government took a heavy toll. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There may be bigger battles to come. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was fatally wounded in a gun battle and her death is being probed. The Sun (2012)These men and women were often able to bring their experience from civilian life into the battle group. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)He was battling an unsympathetic crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sometimes the battle is open conflict. Christianity Today (2000)She was quick to praise the medical team who saved her life once and now appears to be winning the battle again. The Sun (2015)This was to be the pattern for the subsequent battles in the war in the Pacific. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)It had become fractured and lawless and the rebels were beginning to lose the battle for hearts and minds as daily life became more dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'battle'
British English: battle /ˈbætl/ NOUN
In a war, a battle is a fight between armies or between groups of ships or planes.
...a gun battle.
- American English: battle
- Arabic: مَعْرَكَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: batalha
- Chinese: 战役
- Croatian: bitka
- Czech: bitva
- Danish: slag
- Dutch: veldslag
- European Spanish: batalla
- Finnish: taistelu
- French: bataille
- German: Schlacht
- Greek: μάχη
- Italian: battaglia
- Japanese: 戦闘
- Korean: 전투
- Norwegian: kamp
- Polish: bitwa
- European Portuguese: batalha
- Romanian: bătălie
- Russian: битва
- Spanish: batalla
- Swedish: slag
- Thai: การสู้รบ
- Turkish: muharebe
- Ukrainian: бійка
- Vietnamese: cuộc chiến
Definition of battle from the Collins English Dictionary
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