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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2016-02-07 01:06 pm

Prompt #240

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

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Today's word is: battle

battle1 [bat-l]

1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo.
2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle.
3. a fight between two persons or animals: ordering a trial by battle to settle the dispute.
4. any conflict or struggle: a battle for control of the Senate.
5. Archaic. a battalion.

verb (used without object), battled, battling.
6. to engage in battle: ready to battle with the enemy.
7. to work very hard or struggle; strive: to battle for freedom.

verb (used with object), battled, battling.
8. to fight (a person, army, cause, etc.): We battled strong winds and heavy rains in our small boat.
9. to force or accomplish by fighting, struggling, etc.: He battled his way to the top of his profession.
10. Archaic. to furnish (a building or wall) with battlements; crenelate.

11. give / do battle, to enter into conflict; fight: He was ready to do battle for his beliefs.

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