battle for

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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Afterwards, they visited the battle room where the class was split into opposing sides and had to recreate the battle for themselves.
(3.) Bob Scales, "Battle For Army's Soul Resumes: Lessons From Army After Next," Breaking Defense, March 28, 2017, https://breakingdefense.com/2017/03/battle-for-armys-soul-resumes-lessons-from-army-after-next/; and Shmuel Shmuel, "Multi-Domain Battle: AirLand Battle, Once More, with Feeling," War on the Rocks (Texas National Security Network), June 20, 2017, https://warontherocks.com/2017/06/multi-domain-battle-airland-battle-once-more-with-feeling/.
In an interview with CNA, Viray said that he is hosting the rap battle for newcomers because "I just want to raise them up to develop new battle rappers, their potentials and their careers."
It and every conviction except one as a juvenile is a result of alcohol." Jailing Battle for eight months Judge Richard Griffith-Jones said: "This was a serious matter.
While Bing West's book "No True Glory" provides the reader with a better overview of the battle for Fallujah, "We Were One" is the best snapshot written to date that details the ferocity of the house-to-house fighting that took place that week.
Those so enticed will not be disappointed in Craig Symond's exceptionally well written and fascinating accounts of these American naval battles: Oliver Hazard Perry's far-reaching victory over the British in the 10 September 1813 battle for Lake Erie; the 8-9 March 1862 battle of Hampton Roads (which ended in a draw) between America's first ironclad ships, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia; the 1 May 1898 battle of Manila Bay; the 4 June 1942 battle of Midway; and the 18 April 1988 Operation PRAYING MANTIS in the Persian Gulf.
As John Manning, by then a former governor of South Carolina, put it in a speech at a flag presentation ceremony in Charleston: Your purpose, he told new volunteers, "is to battle for your civilization and your homes; it is to battle for the rights of your wives and your children; it is to battle for the glorious heritage left you by your ancestors; it is to leave a noble inheritance to your posterity." (30) Similarly, a certain Captain Davis, speaking to volunteers in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, waxed eloquent about the "bravest of the brave" who he expected to "be rewarded for their toils and perils by the hands and the hearts of the fairest of the fair." He, like Governor Manning, did not, however, go on to explain what those perils might include during the coming months.
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).
Among the future battles to be highlighted by father-and-son team Peter and Dan Snow are the Battle of Hastings (1066); the Spanish Armada (1588); the Battle of Naseby (1645); the Battle of the Boyne (1690); the Battle of Culloden (1746) and, of course, the Battle for Wales (1400-10).
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.
Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Frodo and his compatriots have forged an alliance committing them to a pitched battle for the survival of Middle-earth, and in Star Wars: Episode II--The Attack of the Clones the forces of good and evil are preparing for Armageddon.
Following its diplomatic policy of restoring a balance of power, Venice helped cobble together the League of Cognac in 1526 (when Francis I was released from Spain); but emulating the strategy of Fabius Maximus, it choose not to battle for that alliance in the campaigns of Milan, Rome, and Naples from 1526 to 1528.
In a Conservative keep-the-pound publicity campaign, Mr Hague is pictured above the slogan Battle For Britain.
And they went to show the nation that, despite recent gains that have seemingly induced complacency in many, the battle for equal--not special--rights is very much alive.