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English definition of “battle”

battle

verb [I]     /ˈbæt.l̩/ US  /ˈbæt̬-/
to fight: Police battled with residents in this inner-city area for three days. For years the two nations battled over territory.Fighting C2 to try hard to achieve something in a difficult situation: He had to battle against prejudice to get a job. The parents battled for the right to be involved in the decision-making. We battled with the elements to get the roof fixed.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of battle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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