Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘3500 men were killed in combat’
battle, fighting, action, hostilities, conflict, armed conflict, war, warfare, bloodshed
1‘other cities have tried to combat the disease’
fight, battle against, do battle with, wage war against, take up arms against, strive against, contend with, tackle, attack, counter, oppose, resist, withstand, stand up to, face up to, make a stand against, put up a fight against, confront, defy
obstruct, impede, hinder, block, thwart, frustrate, inhibit, restrain
stop, halt, put an end to, prevent, check, stem, curb
give in to
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