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.
Abdullah Al-Shandagi of the army as saying that the army and popular resistance were able to liberate Al-Sakhr mountains, and the Red mountain in Nahm province following fierce battles against the Houthis who have inflicted sizable losses.
"The National Army forces launched a new military operation in the Directorate of Al-Zaher, during which it fought heavy battles against the Houthi milita and managed to liberate Al-Aasem, Wattab Abu Aqal, Camp Al-Kamb and the rural Al-Malahiz hospital building," sources said.
"[The Army's] experience and battles against extremist groups proved that it is the best army in the region in the fight against terrorism.
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.
She lauded him as "a blessed man who never failed to unite Filipinos during the most critical battles against tyranny and evil."
He sides with the Metis against the Canadians, serving as a scout and participating in battles against superior forces.
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.
For the next four years, the Union (Northern) states fought many battles against the Confederate states.
Despite the prospect of insidious new battles against the forces of bigotry now on the horizon, the promise of a bright future lies ahead."
My suggestion is to go buy the book, read it, give it to employees who have to fight battles against foes backed by the power of the status quo, and send Sperling a letter telling him what you thought of his book.
Sullivan's account of his battles against Daniel Burnham and his introduction of a monumental European Classicism, for instance, was written years - decades - after the event.
Summary: Hezbollah held a funeral Sunday in the Bek Valley for a fighter killed in battles against opposition groups in rural Damascus.