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pitched battle

noun

: a major battle that is fought by large groups of soldiers

: a long argument or fight between people who have become very angry or emotional

Full Definition of PITCHED BATTLE

:  an intensely fought battle in which the opposing forces are locked in close combat
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Examples of PITCHED BATTLE

  1. She has been in a pitched battle with her ex-husband over custody of their children.

First Known Use of PITCHED BATTLE

1596

Rhymes with PITCHED BATTLE

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