running battle

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of running battle

: a fight or disagreement that continues for a long time
  • He has been engaged in a running battle with the government over the amount of money he owes in taxes.

Word by Word Definitions

running play
  1. : the action of running

  2. : race

  3. : physical condition for running

  1. : cursive, flowing

  2. : fluid, runny

  3. : incessant, continuous

  1. : in succession : consecutively

battle play
  1. : battalion

  2. : a combat between two persons

  3. : 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

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

  3. : to fight or struggle against

  1. : to fortify with battlements


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