battle/clash of wills

Definition of battle/clash of wills

  1. :  a contest in which each side is determined to get what it wants and neither side seems willing to yield or compromise He won the battle/clash of wills with his wife.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  battalion

    :  a combat between two persons

    :  a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft

  1. :  to engage in combat between individuals or armed forces :  to engage in battle :  fight

    :  to contend with full strength, vigor, skill, or resources :  struggle

    :  to fight or struggle against

  1. :  to fortify with battlements

  1. :  to make a clash

    :  to come into conflict

    :  to be incompatible

  1. :  a noisy usually metallic sound of collision

    :  a hostile encounter :  skirmish

    :  a sharp conflict

willplay wills
  1. :  desire, wish

    : used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

    : used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition

  1. :  desire, wish: such as

    :  disposition, inclination

    :  appetite, passion

  1. :  to order or direct by a will

    :  to dispose of by or as if by a will :  bequeath

    :  to determine by an act of choice

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