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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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