something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; "the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"
a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
an act by a government body or supranational organization; "recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves"
the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
the trait of bein
an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
contrast with equal weight or force
make or wage war
a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"