I engage in battle, fight; hence: I strive, contend, dispute.
to war, i.e. (figuratively) to quarrel, dispute Derivation: middle voice of an apparently primary verb;
KJV Usage: fight, strive.
μάχομαι [in LXX chiefly for רִיב, also for נָצָה ni., etc. ;] __1. to fight: Act.7:26. __2. to quarrel, dispute: Refs 2Ti.2:24, Jas.4:2; πρὸς ἀλλήλους, Jhn.6:52 (cf. δια-μάχομαι).† (AS)
1) to fight 1a) of armed combatants, or those who engage in a hand to hand struggle 1b) of those who engage in a war of words, to quarrel, wrangle, dispute 1c) of those who contend at law for property and privileges
Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to war, that is, (figuratively) to quarrel, dispute