battle

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battle(
bah
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duhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fight)
a. la batalla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The battle of Guernica was immortalized by Pablo Picasso.La batalla de Guernica fue inmortalizada por Pablo Picasso.
2. (struggle)
a. la lucha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Fred and Ellen are in a custody battle over their children.Fred y Ellen están en una lucha por la custodia de sus hijos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to fight)
a. luchar
The team battled hard, but lost anyways.El equipo luchó fuerte, pero perdió de todos modos.
b. batallar
The two armies battled for hours.Los dos ejércitos batallaron durante horas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to fight)
a. luchar contra
The doctors who battled the epidemic in Africa are coming home.Los médicos que lucharon contra la epidemia en África regresan a casa.
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battle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (also fig)
a. la batalla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to fight a battlelibrar una batalla
to do battle with somebodylibrar una batalla contra alguien
a battle of witsun duelo de ingenio
that's half the battleya está recorrido medio camino
battle crygrito de guerra
battle royalbatalla campal
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. batallar, luchar
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battle [ˈbætl]
noun
1 (Mil) batalla (f)
to do battle librar batalla;with con; to fight a battle luchar; the battle was fought in 1346 la batalla se libró en 1346; to join battle trabar batalla
2 lucha (f);for control of por el control de;to control por controlar
to do battle for luchar por
The two companies will do battle in the High Court for the right to press compact discs
a battle of wills un duelo de voluntades; a battle of wits un duelo de ingenio; that's half the battle (con eso) ya hay medio camino andado (informal); the battle lines are drawn todo está listo para la batalla
The battle lines were drawn yesterday for the fiercest contest in the history of local radio. 48 applicants submitted their proposals in the chase for 8 London broadcasting licences Battle lines were already being drawn up for a future power struggle
to fight a losing battle luchar por una causa perdida
to win the battle but lose the war ganar la batalla pero perder la guerra
The strikers may have won the battle, but they lost the war
intransitive verb
1 (Mil)
the two armies battled all day los dos ejércitos se batieron durante todo el día
2 luchar;against contra;for por;to do por hacer;
to battle against the wind luchar contra el viento; to battle for breath esforzarse por respirar
transitive verb
especially (US) luchar contra; librar batalla contra
In Wyoming fire fighters are still battling the two blazes They're also battling the government to win compensation
modifier
battle array (n)
in battle array en formación or en orden de batalla
battle cruiser (n) crucero (m) de batalla
battle cry (n) (Mil) grito (m) de combate; lema (m); consigna (f)
battle dress (n) traje (m) de campaña
battle fatigue (n) trastorno mental postraumático provocado por el combate militar
battle fleet (n) flota (f) de guerra
American sailors working in the adjacent 24-strong battle fleet headed by the aircraft carrier USS Ranger
battle order (n)
battle array See culture box in entry battle.
battle royal (n) batalla (f) campal
battle zone (n) zona (f) de batalla
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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