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verb as in fight, struggle

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For the last nine years, they have battled secular Baluch nationalists who would like to see an independent Baluchistan.

Within the black community itself, the slave mentality is still being battled.

Often, the newsprint reads, the fires were battled at abandoned houses.

And in Diyarbakır Kurdish Hizbullah, a militant Islamist group that in the 1990s battled the PKK, made a re-appearance.

Dovlatov hated Soviet oppression and battled repression subtly, by not condescending to notice it, and keeping things light.

On she battled, already feeling weak and tired; but always the thought of home waiting for her impelled her onward.

A gasping spasm seized the man, and he battled again for his breath.

His voice stopped in a gasp, and for a minute he battled for his breath.

For several moments he stood with bowed head while impulse battled with good judgment.

Battled in all his attempts, he read on: "'I saw him in his way through Dublin last night,' Who can he possibly mean?"


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to battled, such as: contend, wrestle, feud, clamor, argue, and strive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.