in the heat of (the) battle

Definition of in the heat of (the) battle

  1. :  while fighting in a battle The soldier became confused in the heat of battle. often used figuratively He apologized to his wife for the angry things he had said to her in the heat of battle.

Word by Word Definitions

heatplay
  1. :  to become warm or hot

    :  to start to spoil from heat

    :  to make warm or hot

  1. :  a condition of being hot :  warmth

    :  a marked or notable degree of hotness

    :  pathological excessive bodily temperature

battleplay
  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


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