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join battle

Definition of join battle in English:

formal Begin fighting: the armies of the north and south joined battle
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  • This area - national security - might not have been the best place for joining battle last week, but battle is joined.
  • We're here to mark that day in history when the allied armies joined battle to reclaim this continent to liberty.
  • He gave chase for five days and then engaged the enemy, despite four of his ships lagging behind and their captains failing to join battle.
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