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English definition of “battle”

battle

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈbætl/
if two or more people or organizations battle, or battle each other, they compete with each other for power or control: The company will now have to battle its resurgent competitor.battle for/over sth Unions and management are currently battling over pay and staffing levels.battle with/against sb/sth He battled with the board for many months before finally resigning. Budget hotels are battling it out to bring US-style prices to Britain.
to try very hard to solve a problem or to succeed: battle against sth She had to battle against prejudice to get the job. Against a background of changing consumer habits, the big music groups are battling falling sales. The retailer battled through a difficult spring and summer as sales fell by 2.5%.battle to do sth Hydro Electric staff battled to restore power to up to 20,000 customers.
(Definition of battle verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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