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See definition of do battle on Dictionary.com
  • as income to blows
  • as induke it out
  • as inencounter
  • as infight
  • as ingrapple
  • as inskirmish

synonyms for do battle

  • assault
  • attack
  • battle
  • bear arms
  • box
  • brawl
  • challenge
  • clash
  • cross swords
  • dispute
  • duel
  • exchange blows
  • feud
  • fight
  • joust
  • mix it up
  • ply weapons
  • quarrel
  • scrap
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
  • wage war
  • collide
  • confront
  • engage
  • face
  • meet
  • affront
  • battle
  • combat
  • conflict
  • contend
  • grapple
  • strive
  • struggle
  • clash with
  • cross swords
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How to use do battle in a sentence

A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He was a distinguished warrior under Francis I, mortally wounded at the battle of Marignan.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
It was under his auspices that the battle of Lepanto was fought, in which the Turks were so signally defeated.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Again, she was present at the battle of Silan, where her heroic example of courage infused new life into her brother rebels.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The ne'er-do-well blew, like seed before the wind, to distant places, but mankind at large stayed at home.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The battle was for a long time maintained by both armies with obstinate energy.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
With this company he had rendered valiant service in the campaign which ended with the battle of Pea Ridge.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Battle of Famars, in which the allies drove the French from their camp with great loss.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He commanded a regiment in the war of 1812, and was maimed for life in the battle of Chrystler's fields.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
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WORDS RELATED TO DO BATTLE

  • assault
  • attack
  • battle
  • bear arms
  • box
  • brawl
  • challenge
  • clash
  • cross swords
  • dispute
  • do battle
  • duel
  • exchange blows
  • feud
  • fight
  • joust
  • mix it up
  • ply weapons
  • quarrel
  • scrap
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
  • wage war
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.