There are 2 main definitions of do battle in English:

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do battle 1

Fight; engage in conflict: do battle with the forces of evil
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  • The Texans defense sparkled last night in Denver as the first teams did battle into three quarters.
  • So armed with a fly swatter and a can of Raid, Christopher did battle upstairs and Dawn did battle downstairs.
  • Both races hatred for the Romans was clear and they charged into the oncoming enemy and did battle amongst the trees.
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There are 2 main definitions of do battle in English:

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do battle 2
Enter into a conflict.
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  • On the day of the storm, linemen and other employees put in a regular eight-hour workday, then prepared to do battle.
  • It was inevitable that the two opposing armies would do battle, but how could they fight each other while a more pressing engagement was afoot?
  • Religion has to accommodate science and not do battle against it.
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