bat·​tle·​ground | \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce battleground (audio) \

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the verdant hill suddenly turned into a bloody battleground
Recent Examples on the Web Less than four months before Election Day, Pence has resumed in-person campaigning and plans to hit key battleground states nearly every week. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Pence dismisses Biden poll lead as 2016 all over again," 11 July 2020 Democratic organizing teams have used texting the past several months to connect with voters this cycle in battleground states, such as Florida, Georgia, Maine and Pennsylvania, to encourage voters to vote by mail. Jack Turman, CBS News, "DNC hopes to reach more voters with new voter file model," 10 July 2020 The polls also show Biden with a 47-41 percent advantage over the president in Florida, the largest of the battleground states. Fox News, "Trump trailing Biden in 6 key battleground states: polls," 25 June 2020 That said, the rally, which was broadcast on cable, also targeted voters in battleground states such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida. Barbara Ortutay, The Christian Science Monitor, "How teens used TikTok to troll Donald Trump's Tulsa rally," 22 June 2020 As CBS News political unit associate producers Eleanor Watson and Sarah Ewall-Wice reported Wednesday, Democratic challengers in battleground races have brought in significant cash in the past three months despite the coronavirus. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump campaign insists weather caused rally to be postponed," 10 July 2020 Joe Biden positioned himself as a champion of the middle class during a campaign speech in his native Pennsylvania on Thursday, targeting blue collar workers in a battleground region of the state that flipped from blue to red in 2016. Christen Smith, Washington Examiner, "Biden and Pence tout economics in dueling Pennsylvania campaign events," 10 July 2020 That’s a problem in midwestern battleground states like Michigan and Wisconsin. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, "The Two Sides of Biden’s Economic Plan," 10 July 2020 Democrats said the tax cases, which come as polls show Trump trailing Biden in battleground states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, would reprise debates about a lack of transparency. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Trump, Democrats both hoped for political wins in Supreme Court decision on taxes. Neither got one," 9 July 2020

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1573, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2020

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“Battleground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of battleground

: a place where a battle is fought
: an area of conflict or disagreement


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