battle

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battle

(Dispute), noun action, affair, affray, argument, campaign, clash, collision, conflict, confrontation, contention, contest, crusade, discord, dispute, dissension, encounter, hostilities, ordeal, resistance, row, showdown, strife, struggle

battle

(Fight), noun affray, altercation, armed conflict, bout, brawl, combat, conflict, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee, quarrel, rift, scuffle, skirmish, tussle, war, warfare

battle

(Dispute), verb altercate, argue, attack, bicker, campaign, clash, compete, contend, contest, debate, dissent, encounter, engage, grapple, litigate, oppose, resist, strike at, struggle, take on, wrangle

battle

(Fight), verb assault, attack, combat, come to blows, physically assault, pummel, resist, skirmish
See also: affray, altercation, bicker, collision, compete, conflict, confrontation, contend, contest, defy, disagree, dispute, engage, fracas, fray, grapple, involve, oppose, resistance, strife, struggle

battle

trial by battle was an ancient form of alternative dispute resolution by which parties fought each other to the death. Champions could be substituted. It was abolished in England after 1818. In Scotland, it took longer for a final determination on competency, a ruling on the point being sought only in 1985.
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There is a popular belief that soldiers have a significantly longer life expectancy in a combat zone after they have survived their first few firefights.
It was the most intense firefight we had experienced, he performed admirably, I could not have asked for any more.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield said: "He was on a patrol after dark and was shot during a firefight.
One minor change from previous 007 outings is that the first-person shooter becomes an 'over-theshoulder' third person shooter when taking cover during firefights.
Evaluating local exercises involves many things, including monitoring firefights, loading operations and bomb buildup.
In the ensuing firefight the 2 Para soldier was shot in the head and killed instantly, an MoD spokesman said.
The soldier died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during a firefight.
Summary: Taliban gunmen who tried to storm Pakistan's army headquarters Saturday have taken 10 to 15 hostages after a firefight that left six soldiers and four attackers dead, officials said.
Two policemen, two fighters and two civilians died in separate firefights on Monday.
Sadly, the two soldiers were killed during the subsequent heavy firefight to repel the enemy and a number of Taliban were also killed.
The firefight, seen as a breakthrough for British forces in the area, came after a Sergeant Major led a small team into no-man's-land attracting Taliban fire which allowed UK forces to respond.
More precisely, it's about vets of that war readjusting to civilian life, although director Irwin Winkler does stage a fairly impressive firefight early in the film.