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Engelsk navneord: battle

1. battle (om handling) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGrant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga.
He lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)conflict, engagement, fight


Mindre specifikke termeraction, military action


Mere specifikke termerArmageddon, armed combat, assault, combat, dogfight, naval battle, pitched battle


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerBattle of Britain, Drogheda


Omfatter disse overordnede termerwar, warfare


Overordnet emneområdearmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. battle (om handling) an energetic attempt to achieve something


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGetting through the crowd was a real struggle.
He fought a battle for recognition.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)struggle


Mindre specifikke termerattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


Mere specifikke termerduel, joust, scramble, scuffle, tilt

3. battle (om handling) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.
Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)conflict, struggle


Mindre specifikke termergroup action


Mere specifikke termerclass struggle, class war, class warfare, combat, counterinsurgency, feud, fight, fighting, insurrection, pacification, rebellion, revolt, rising, scrap, strife, tug-of-war, turf war, uprising, war, warfare


Engelsk udsagnsord: battle

1. battle (om konkurrence) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq.
We must combat the prejudices against other races.
They battled over the budget.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam and Sue battle, Sam cannot battle Sue


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)combat


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termercontend, fight, struggle


Mere specifikke termerdogfight, wrestle









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