|An energetic attempt to achieve something.|
The struggle can never succeed without women participating side by side with men.
|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.
|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.
|An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).|
The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.
Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs.