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

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battlefield, field

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the verdant hill suddenly turned into a bloody battleground

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Food and medical aid are a major battleground in the political showdown between Messrs. Maduro and Guaidó. Ryan Dube, WSJ, "U.S. Sanctions Venezuela’s Oil Chief, Says Food Aid Will Be Flown to Border," 15 Feb. 2019 In many regards, the greater New York City area — including Newark — was a primary battleground. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "American Nazis and Nazi Sympathizers Have Been Around Since the 1930’s," 26 Nov. 2018 The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in January could be an initial battleground for foldable devices, fueled on by Android’s official support for foldable displays. Tom Warren, The Verge, "The foldable phones are coming," 8 Nov. 2018 The Fox News Rundown podcast: Florida and Arizona, two states that will be battlegrounds for control of Congress this fall, held primaries this week. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump suspends US-South Korea war games; Public pays final respects to McCain," 30 Aug. 2018 Arizona is a battleground in this year’s midterm election, with lots of money flowing into the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Marisa Agha,, "As Arizona approaches midterm election, Native Americans look to increase clout," 12 June 2018 India is the latest battleground, with whispers that Spotify’s launch has been held up by licensing problems. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Vivendi Rides Spotify’s Coattails," 16 Nov. 2018 The good and the bad for Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin is a big battleground, in many ways, in the 2018 midterms. Dylan Scott, Vox, "A vicious Senate primary is hurting Republicans in Wisconsin," 10 Aug. 2018 So that's the House battleground, and the Democrats have a shot at taking the House back. Fox News, "Lessons from Tuesday's election results," 9 Aug. 2018

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1573, in the meaning defined above

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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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