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Battle vs. Fight

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Battlenoun

A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

Fightverb

(intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.

‘A wounded animal will fight like a maniac, relentless, savage and murderous.’;

Battlenoun

A struggle; a contest.

‘the battle of life’;

Fightverb

(reciprocal) To contend in physical conflict with each other, either singly or in war, battle etc.

‘The two boxers have been fighting for more than half an hour.’;

Battlenoun

A division of an army; a battalion.

Fightverb

(intransitive) To strive for; to campaign or contend for success.

‘He fought for the Democrats in the last election.’;

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Battlenoun

(obsolete) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.

Fightverb

(transitive) To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).

‘The battle was fought just over that hill.’;

Battleverb

(intransitive) To join in battle; to contend in fight

‘Scientists always battle over theories.’; ‘She has been battling against cancer for years.’;

Fightverb

(transitive) To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.

‘My grandfather fought the Nazis in World War II.’;

Battleverb

(transitive) To fight or struggle; to enter into a battle with.

‘She has been battling cancer for years.’;

Fightverb

(transitive) To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.

‘The government pledged to fight corruption.’;

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Battleverb

To nourish; feed.

Fightverb

To cause to fight; to manage or manoeuvre in a fight.

‘to fight cocks;’; ‘to fight one's ship’;

Battleverb

To render (for example soil) fertile or fruitful

Fightnoun

An occasion of fighting.

‘One of them got stuck in a chokehold and got stabbed to death during the fight.’;

Battleadjective

Improving; nutritious; fattening.

‘battle grass, battle pasture’;

Fightnoun

(archaic) A battle between opposing armies.

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Battleadjective

Fertile; fruitful.

‘battle soil, battle land’;

Fightnoun

A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups.

‘Watch your language, are you looking for a fight?’;

Battleadjective

Fertile. See Battel, a.

Fightnoun

(sports) A boxing or martial arts match.

‘I'm going to Nick’s to watch the big fight tomorrow night.’;

Battlenoun

A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

Fightnoun

A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife.

‘I'll put up a fight to save this company.’;

Battlenoun

A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.

‘The whole intellectual battle that had at its center the best poem of the best poet of that day.’;

Fightnoun

(uncountable) The will or ability to fight.

‘That little guy has a bit of fight in him after all.’; ‘As soon as he saw the size of his opponent, all the fight went out of him.’;

Battlenoun

A division of an army; a battalion.

‘The king divided his army into three battles.’; ‘The cavalry, by way of distinction, was called the battle, and on it alone depended the fate of every action.’;

Fightnoun

(obsolete) A screen for the combatants in ships.

Battlenoun

The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.

Fightverb

To strive or contened for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; - followed by with or against.

‘You do fight against your country's foes.’; ‘To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.’;

Battleverb

To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.

‘To meet in arms, and battle in the plain.’;

Fightverb

To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.

Battleverb

To assail in battle; to fight.

Fightverb

To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.

‘He had to fight his way through the world.’; ‘I have fought a good fight.’;

Battlenoun

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

‘Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga’; ‘he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement’;

Fightverb

To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.

Battlenoun

an energetic attempt to achieve something;

‘getting through the crowd was a real struggle’; ‘he fought a battle for recognition’;

Fightverb

To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.

Battlenoun

an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);

‘the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph’; ‘police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs’;

Fightnoun

A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.

‘Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.’;

Battleverb

battle or contend against in or as if in a battle;

‘The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq’; ‘We must combat the prejudices against other races’; ‘they battled over the budget’;

Fightnoun

A struggle or contest of any kind.

Battle

A battle is an occurrence of combat in warfare between opposing military units of any number or size. A war usually consists of multiple battles.

Fightnoun

Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.

Fightnoun

A screen for the combatants in ships.

‘Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.’;

Fightnoun

the act of fighting; any contest or struggle;

‘a fight broke out at the hockey game’; ‘there was fighting in the streets’; ‘the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap’;

Fightnoun

an intense verbal dispute;

‘a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate’;

Fightnoun

a boxing match;

‘the fight was on television last night’;

Fightnoun

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

‘Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga’; ‘he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement’;

Fightnoun

an aggressive willingness to compete;

‘the team was full of fight’;

Fightverb

be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight;

‘the tribesmen fought each other’; ‘Siblings are always fighting’;

Fightverb

fight against or resist strongly;

‘The senator said he would oppose the bill’; ‘Don't fight it!’;

Fightverb

make a strenuous or labored effort;

‘She struggled for years to survive without welfare’; ‘He fought for breath’;

Fightverb

exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for;

‘The liberal party pushed for reforms’; ‘She is crusading for women's rights’; ‘The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate’;

Fightverb

take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons

‘Cameron fought back as hard as he could’; ‘protesters fought with police’; ‘the men were fighting’;

Fightverb

engage in a war or battle

‘those who had fought for King and country’; ‘the country is still fighting a civil war’;

Fightverb

command, manage, or manoeuvre (troops, a ship, or military equipment) in battle

‘General Hill fights his troops well’;

Fightverb

quarrel or argue

‘they were fighting over who pays the bill’;

Fightverb

take part in a boxing match against (an opponent)

‘McCracken will fight Sheffield's Martin Smith’;

Fightverb

struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent

‘a churchman who has dedicated his life to fighting racism’; ‘the company intends to fight the decision’;

Fightverb

strive to achieve or do something

‘for several days, doctors fought to save his life’; ‘I will fight for a fairer society’;

Fightverb

endeavour vigorously to win (an election or other contest).

Fightverb

attempt to repress (a feeling or its expression)

‘she had to fight back tears of frustration’;

Fightverb

move forward with difficulty, especially by pushing through a crowd

‘she watched him fight his way across the room’;

Fightnoun

a violent confrontation or struggle

‘he'd got into a fight with some bouncers outside a club’;

Fightnoun

a boxing match.

Fightnoun

a battle or war

‘Britain might have given up her fight against Germany’;

Fightnoun

a vigorous struggle or campaign for or against something

‘their fight for control of the company’; ‘a long fight against cancer’;

Fightnoun

an argument or quarrel

‘he'd had another fight with Katie’;

Fightnoun

the inclination or ability to fight or struggle

‘Ginny felt the fight trickle out of her’;

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