do battle

do battle
do battle (often figurative)
To fight
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do battle mainly journalism phrase
to argue with or fight against a difficult opponent, official system etc

She’s been doing battle with bureaucracy all her life.

Thesaurus: to compete, or to try to winsynonym to arguehyponym to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym
Main entry: battle

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I
fight; engage in conflict

do battle with the forces of evil

II
enter into a conflict

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do battle
: to fight or struggle

political opponents who have been doing battle [=battling] for years

— usually + with

political opponents who have been doing battle with each other for years

soldiers doing battle with the enemy

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do battle — see battle, 1
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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