- 1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement, military action, action
- usage: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
- 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"
- 3. competitiveness, fight, aggressiveness
- usage: an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
- 4. fight, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing
- usage: an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
- 5. fight, boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs
- usage: a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
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- 1. contend, fight, struggle
- usage: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
- 2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, contend, fight, struggle
- usage: fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
- 3. fight, struggle, try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
- usage: make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
- 4. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate, advertise, advertize, promote, push
- usage: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
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