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battled

verb
past tense of battle

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1 to engage in a contest
  • the two teams, which have long been archrivals, will battle on the court for the state championship

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2 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • the two top-seeded tennis players battled each other for almost three hours

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3 to oppose (someone) in physical conflict
  • the two armies battled each other for control of the bridge

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4 to strive to reduce or eliminate
  • we must battle hunger and poverty wherever they exist

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“Battled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/battled. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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