battle against

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battle against

1. To compete with an opponent in an intense way. We've been battling against enemy soldiers for days, and still they refuse to retreat. Those two teams battled against each other in a brutal seven-game playoff series.
2. To try to overcome something, such as a problem, issue, or illness. Aunt Margaret has been battling against cancer disease for awhile now. As women, we had to battle against sexism in order join the city council.
See also: battle

battle against someone or something

 
1. Lit. to wage a fight against someone or something; to attempt to defeat someone or something. The army battled against the enemy until both sides were exhausted.
2. Fig. to struggle with someone or something. We are battling against the ancient enemies of ignorance and hatred. I am tired of battling against Karen.
See also: battle