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  • n  a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
  • n  an energetic attempt to achieve something
    he fought a battle for recognition
  • n  an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • v  battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
    they battled over the budget

  • Almost uniquely in Viet Nam last week, it was possible to follow clearly the progression of one battle: the block-by-block struggle of the allies to recapture the city of Hu from .
  • FOR the second time in less than a month, the pleasure capital of the Middle East was racked last week by deadly gun battles.
  • Baghdad bureau chief Michael Ware reports from Samarra, which is a tune-up battle for tougher strongholds like Fallujah.
News & Articles

  • Battle Ground upgrades online facilities system
    Battle Ground has updated its online reservation system for city facilities.
    June 19, 2013 - The Columbian
  • Battle of the Breweries Starts Tonight
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    June 18, 2013 - seattlepi.com
  • Battle Heating Up Over Kabel Deutschland
    Vodafone faces a battle for Germany's largest cable company, after Liberty Global submitted its own proposal to take over Kabel Deutschland.
    June 18, 2013 - FOX Business
Quotes

  • President Bush in USA Today
    On this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle,Bush said. "Let us find our resolve and turn events toward victory."
  • David Petraeus in Sydney Morning Herald
    We are engaged in a battle of wills,Petraeus said. "We must demonstrate to the people of Afghanistan and the Taliban that ISAF and NATO forces are here to safeguard the Afghan people and we are in this to win. That is our objective."
  • Andres Iniesta in The Associated Press
    The Germans have played a brilliant World Cup so far,Andres Iniesta said. "We're also at the top of our game, I think. It will be a game between two rivals who enjoy having the ball, and I think it will be a beautiful battle."

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