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battle (n):
an energetic attempt to achieve something
Samples
getting through the crowd was a real struggle.
he fought a battle for recognition

Related Word: struggle
battle (n):
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
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Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga.
he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Related Words: engagementfight
battle (n):
an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
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the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.
police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Related Words: struggle
battle (v):
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
Samples
The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq.
We must combat the prejudices against other races.
they battled over the budget

Related Words: combat
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no pain, no gain

Zahmetsiz ekmek olmaz.
Achievements require some sort of sacrifice.


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