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battle verb

ADV. hard | bravely The child battled bravely for her life. | in vain Doctors battled in vain to save his life. | constantly | away We'll keep battling away and hope that the goals start to come.

PREP. against Rescuers battled against torrential rain and high winds. | for battling for control of the party | over Residents are battling over plans for a new supermarket. | through We battled through the snowstorm. | with Riot police battled with 4,000 students. battling with leukaemia

PHRASES battle it out Competitors battled it out against the clock. | battle your way He battled his way to the bar.