battle for

battle for something

1. Lit. to fight to gain something. The army battled for the town until they had defeated its defenders.
2. Fig. to attempt to win or gain something by struggling or arguing. Both of them battled for Kristina's attention.
See also: battle
References in classic literature ?
My father, if a strong man can be found to do battle for my cause with sword and spear, according to the custom of the Nazarenes, and that within the lists of Templestowe, on the third day from this time, peradventure our fathers' God will give him strength to defend the innocent, and her who hath none to help her.
But he cannot bear his armour, and what other Christian shall do battle for the oppressed of Zion?
I will hie me to the city of York, where many warriors and strong men are assembled, and doubt not I will find among them some one who will do battle for thy daughter; for gold is their god, and for riches will they pawn their lives as well as their lands.
Peter Snow, a journalist and broadcaster, and his son Dan Snow, a military historian, describe eight decisive battles that have done much to shape contemporary Britain: Boudicca's Battle with Rome (AD 60-1); the Battle of Hastings (1066); the Battle for Wales (1400- 1410); the Spanish Armada (1588); the Battle of Naseby (1645); the Battle of the Boyne (1690); the Battle of Culloden (1746); and the Battle of Britain (1940).
1 -- color) From left, brothers Pat and John Lewandodski, and Jeff Quessenberry wait for orders to go to battle for the Confederacy.
The battle for Attu raged on, but the Japanese were clearly losing ground and men in greater numbers.
Ironically, Albert Alexander, the British First Lord of the Admiralty, in a broadcast beamed to America, recalled that Jones' famous battle cry expressed exactly what England felt while fighting the Nazis during the Battle for Britain.
Fight the epic battle for control of Rubi-ka in space
98) puts together three titles: ``Untold Stories of WWII,'' ``The Battle for Midway'' and ``Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack,'' which includes interactive maps of Japanese bombing runs.
Electronic Arts' (NASDAQ:ERTS) The Lord of the Rings([TM]), The Battle for Middle-earth([TM]) II, The Rise of the Witch-king([TM]) shipped to retailers nationwide today, and shipped Internationally on November 24, 2006.
Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) officially announced today that they will continue to expand The Lord of the Rings(TM) universe with The Lord of the Rings(TM), The Battle for Middle-earth(TM) II, The Rise of the Witch-king(1).
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced that the award-winning The Lord of the Rings(TM), The Battle for Middle-earth(TM) II for the Xbox 360(TM) shipped to stores nationwide today and will hit store shelves July 7, 2006.
Titles like FIFA Soccer, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II and the Battlefield franchise are among the most popular games in the world.
VAUGHN, Ontario -- EA's The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II Limited Edition Keyset Available Now
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) officially announced today that the highly anticipated, The Lord of the Rings(TM), The Battle for Middle-earth(TM) II has shipped to retailers nationwide and will be in stores on March 2, 2006.