1. combat, armed combat, battle, conflict, fight, engagement

usage: an engagement fought between two military forces

2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap, conflict, struggle, battle

usage: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"


1. battle, combat, contend, fight, struggle

usage: battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"

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