At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
Fighting, especially with weapons:
(Chiefly New England & Midland US) Inflamed and painful:
Fierce; savage; violently cruel
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
(Obs.) Gentle or kind
Not involving violence or employing force:
The act or an instance of surrendering:
An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities:
(Mil.) The withdrawal of troops, ships, etc. from a position, esp. when forced by enemy attack
The definition of withdrawal is the act of taking something out, or stopping participation in an activity.
Actual, not just nominal; participating
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
To upset; disturb:
To urge on; impel; press
To participate in, or go on, a campaign
To squeeze the juice or other contents from:
Struggle is defined as to do something with difficulty.
To compete with; to strive against.
To argue; dispute
To resist or oppose with determined effort:
(Intransitive) To participate in a minor fight or argument.
To struggle or fight in rough confusion
To fight or quarrel
To polish or mix (metal parts) in a tumbling box.
To row is defined as to move a boat forward in the water using an oar.
To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
To pick a fight or start an argument.
To struggle in hand-to-hand combat; wrestle
To fray is defined as when something becomes worn or unraveled, especially cloth.
To exchange is defined as to give something and receive something in turn.
Encounter is defined as to meet, especially unexpectedly.
To argue; debate
(Obsolete) To fight or argue for or over.
To contend; struggle (with or against)
To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease.
(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
To oppose in battle; fight against.
To come into conflict; disagree sharply
The definition of a brush is a tool with bristles on a handle, the process of using such a tool or the act of lightly sweeping something.
To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight.
To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
To have a disagreement; quarrel; dispute
(Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
To strive for victory or superiority; contend.
To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
To meet in opposition; conflict:
To fight, struggle, contend, etc. briefly but vigorously; wrestle; scuffle
To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
To face; stand or meet face to face
To induce or evaluate an immune response in an organism by administering a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To function; operate:
To work; toil
Uphold is defined as to support or defend, or to keep from sinking.
To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist
To accept or support a policy or program:
To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty (i.e., as opposed to knowing)
(Archaic) To pay; recompense
(Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
To retreat is to withdraw or back away, especially from a dangerous or unpleasant situation or from a military engagement.
To defeat (an opponent or opposing team).
The definition of contentious is someone who is argumentative or a situation where there is discord.
Prone to argue or dispute
The definition of quarrelsome is someone who is prone to getting into arguments or fights.
Of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike
Ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in supporting or promoting a cause
A strenuous effort in the face of difficulty:
A conflict or quarrel:
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