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Definitions of fight

  1. 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"
  2. a boxing match; " the fight was on television last night"
  3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; " he supported populist campaigns"; " they worked in the cause of world peace"; " the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; " the movement to end slavery"; " contributed to the war effort"
  4. an aggressive willingness to compete; " the team was full of fight"
  5. fight against or resist strongly; " The senator said he would oppose the bill"; " Don't fight it!"
  6. an intense verbal dispute; " a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  7. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; " the tribesmen fought each other"; " Siblings are always fighting"
  8. make a strenuous or labored effort; " She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; " He fought for breath"
  9. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; " a fight broke out at the hockey game"; " there was fighting in the streets"; " the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
  10. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
  11. To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
  12. To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
  13. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
  14. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
  15. A struggle or contest of any kind.
  16. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
  17. A screen for the combatants in ships.
  18. To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; - followed by with or against.
  19. To contend in battle or in arms; to try to destroy or overcome an enemy or opponent; make war; offer resistance.
  20. To war against; strive for the mastery of; maneuver or manage in battle, as ships.
  21. A combat; battle or engagement; contest; a quarrel in which physical force is used.
  22. Fighter.
  23. Fought.
  24. Fighting.
  25. To strive with; to contend in war or in single combat.
  26. To engage in conflict with:- pr. p. fighting; pa. t. and pa. p. fought ( fawt).
  27. A struggle; a combat; a battle or engagement.
  28. A combat; struggle.
  29. To combat with.
  30. To contend in war or single combat.
  31. To contend with; carry on ( a contest); direct in battle.
  32. To contend or strive; give battle.
  33. Strife; battle; conflict; combat.
  34. A battle; a contest.
  35. To carry on, as a battle; to win by a struggle; to war against; to cause to fight.
  36. To contend for victory in battle or in single combat; to contend in arms; to contend or strive; to act as a soldier.
  37. A battle; a combat.
  38. To contend for victory; to combat.
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Usage examples for fight

  1. " He's so strong, there's no use in trying to fight him into reason," he remarked to Rufus as he went off. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. There it has to fight it. – The Future Belongs to the People by Karl Liebknecht
  3. I will fight too. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  4. But don't you think Jean is worth a fight a little more fight than you have made? – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  5. Niger, how will you fight – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  6. There, you would say, with the girl I loved coming to life in my arms, the story of my fight against her enemies might end. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  7. Fight 'em, of course. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. " I told you when I came in here why I wouldn't fight you. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  9. For my sake you must not fight – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  10. I am too old to fight – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  11. But now I shall stand by you in your fight – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. Then where is your fight – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  13. " You don't want to fight – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  14. We cannot fight against them. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  15. That put an end to the fight – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  16. And who is going to fight for him? – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  17. " I am ready to fight Sweyn," he said. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  18. But I'll fight to the death for Kit! – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  19. I'd like him to put up a bit of a fight as his father did before him. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. " The fight was fair," was the young man's reply. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
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