battle for

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battle for

To fight or compete to win or gain control of something. The soldiers have been battling for control of the border for days now. Paula and I are currently battling for a big promotion.
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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.
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The same battles for parity in the face of class and racial prejudices form common ground for the husband and wife.
The once quiet town of 2,400 residents first would be torn apart by war and forever after would be altered by the hordes who came here each year to relive that war - to put faces on the soldiers and the generals who so valiantly fought the battles for the causes each felt was just.
Massive online(a) battles for up to 64 players drop gamers on the front lines as part of a formal squad, or behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their team-mates.