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Battle vs. Struggle

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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.

Strugglenoun

A contortion of the body in an attempt to escape or to perform a difficult task.

Battlenoun

A struggle; a contest.

‘the battle of life’;

Strugglenoun

(figurative) Strife, contention, great effort.

Battlenoun

A division of an army; a battalion.

Struggleverb

To strive, to labour in difficulty, to fight (for or against), to contend.

‘During the centuries, the people of Ireland struggled constantly to assert their right to govern themselves.’;

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Battlenoun

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

Struggleverb

To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.

‘She struggled to escape from her assailant's grasp.’;

Battleverb

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

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

Struggleverb

To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.

Battleverb

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

‘She has been battling cancer for years.’;

Struggleverb

To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.

‘The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [Gettysburg] far above our power to add or detract.’;

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Battleverb

To nourish; feed.

Struggleverb

To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.

‘'T is wisdom to beware,And better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.’;

Battleverb

To render (for example soil) fertile or fruitful

Strugglenoun

A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.

Battleadjective

Improving; nutritious; fattening.

‘battle grass, battle pasture’;

Strugglenoun

Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.

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Battleadjective

Fertile; fruitful.

‘battle soil, battle land’;

Strugglenoun

Contest; contention; strife.

‘An honest might look upon the struggle with indifference.’;

Battleadjective

Fertile. See Battel, a.

Strugglenoun

an energetic attempt to achieve something;

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

Battlenoun

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

Strugglenoun

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’;

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.’;

Strugglenoun

strenuous effort;

‘the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her’;

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.’;

Struggleverb

make a strenuous or labored effort;

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

Battlenoun

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

Struggleverb

to exert strenuous effort against opposition;

‘he struggled to get free from the rope’;

Battleverb

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

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

Struggleverb

climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Battleverb

To assail in battle; to fight.

Struggleverb

be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight;

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

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’;

Battlenoun

an energetic attempt to achieve something;

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

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’;

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’;

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.

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