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 a while 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
References in classic literature ?
Most of the entries in the 'Chronicle' are bare and brief, but sometimes, especially in the accounts of Alfred's own splendid exploits, a writer is roused to spirited narrative, occasionally in verse; and in the tenth century two great battles against invading Northmen, at Brunanburh and Maldon, produced the only important extant pieces of Anglo-Saxon poetry which certainly belong to the West Saxon period.
The Army's] experience and battles against extremist groups proved that it is the best army in the region in the fight against terrorism.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / the ongoing battles against the terrorist organization proved that without the participation of the Islamic militant factions and popular defense forces there will not be fully victory.
The Defense Minister ,Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has asserted that the Armed Forces, mujahedeen and the other regular forces have engaged during the last week fierce battles against the troops of the south Sudan State nd inflicted them heavy losses.
It is still holding around 350 bodies of Palestinians killed in battles against Israelis over the last 40 years, according to the National Campaign.
Summary: Two Royal Marines who died in gun battles against the Taliban have been named by the Ministry of Defence.
Outclassed Russian tanks fight running battles against German Panzers and Tigers.
The idea that the war on terror should be seen as the latter-day equivalent or extension of the battles against last century's totalitarianisms has been bandied about in opinion columns and magazine articles for more than a year with varying degrees of seriousness.
But no one said they were right, that America would be a better place today if the segregationists had won the political battles against integrationists like Martin Luther King Jr.
Despite the prospect of insidious new battles against the forces of bigotry now on the horizon, the promise of a bright future lies ahead.
The Marvel TCG allows players to create their ultimate superhero team combinations from the Marvel universe, as they battle against each other; and in May, UDE will introduce the new DC Comics TCG, which allows players to assume the identities of their favorite DC Super Heroes and Villains from the DC character portfolio as they wage head-to-head battles against each other.
Summary: Hezbollah held a funeral Sunday in the Bek Valley for a fighter killed in battles against opposition groups in rural Damascus.
Seles' recovery has been remarkable, her hard-fought battles against fear and depression and sorrow awe-inspiring.
Ghosts of Attica features newly uncovered archival images of the standoff, assault, and aftermath, interviews with key participants who have never spoken before on camera, and exclusive footage of inmates and hostages as they press their battles against the state.
Bankers have launched legal battles against the practice of credit unions in admitting dissimilar companies into its family.