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English definition of “battle”

battle

noun     /ˈbætl/
WAR [C, U] B1 a fight between two armies in a war: the Battle of Waterloo Her grandfather was killed in battle (= while fighting).Fighting
POWER [C] a situation in which two people or groups compete against each other or have an argument about something: a battle for control in the boardroomArguments and disagreements
PROBLEMS/ILLNESS [C] B2 a fight against something that is hurting or destroying you: a long battle against cancerTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energyEffort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of battle noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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