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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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.
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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.
Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced that the highly anticipated PC game, The Lord of the Rings(TM), The Battle for Middle-earth(TM) II will make its exclusive console debut when it ships in Summer 2006 on the Xbox 360(TM).
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that Hugo Weaving will expand his involvement with The Lord of the Rings(TM) franchise as he assumes the role of lead voiceover talent in the highly anticipated video game sequel The Lord of the Rings(TM), The Battle for Middle-earth(TM) II.