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3164 ~μάχομαι~ machomai \@makh’-om-ahee\@ middle voice of an apparently root word; TDNT-4:527,573; {See TDNT 473} v AV-strive 3, fight 1; 4

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