battle

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
battle

Plural
battles

  1. (countable) A battle is when different groups or teams fight each other.
  2. (countable) A battle is a personal challenge or struggle.
    After a long battle with cancer, he finally returned to work.

Verb[change]

Plain form
battle

Third-person singular
battles

Past tense
battled

Past participle
battled

Present participle
battling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If teams or people battle, they fight.
    In World War II, Germany and England battled for control of Europe.
    Learning a new language is difficult, but if you keep battling, you will learn it.
    The Nutcracker and the toys came to life to battle the Mouse King and his army.