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Noun
A violent confrontation or struggle
“The argument escalated into a fight which was broken up by the other card players.”
Noun
The inclination or ability to fight or struggle
“Our movement needs rebels and dissidents with some fight in them.”
Noun
A boxing match
“Lewis was also critical of the referee in charge of his fight with Tyson.”
Noun
A battle or war
“Coalition forces continue to bring the fight to the enemy while rescuing hostages.”
Noun
An argument or quarrel
“I had pilfered a nice, juicy mango and was about to eat it when some guy got into a fight with me about who should own it.”
Noun
A vigorous struggle or campaign for or against something
“Yet, in many ways, this fight resembles the struggle against malignant ideologies prevalent in the last century.”
Verb
To engage in a physical encounter, either competitive or non-competitive
“He saw two men begin to fight after one of them had cut in line.”
Verb
To struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The minister says he will fight any attempt to change the status quo.”
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To engage in a war or battle
“We can expect the insurgents to fight to the death.”
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To quarrel or argue
“We have been very careful not to shout or fight around the kids.”
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To strive to achieve or do something
“So she made it her personal mission to save the children and fight for their rights.”
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To conduct a struggle, usually for a cause
“He would fight a year-long battle to clear his name from libel and slander.”
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To persevere in the face of difficulty
“She knew she had to continue to fight despite the hardship, if only for the sake of her children.”
Verb
To struggle against one's emotions
“Celinda closed her eyes and tried to fight the strong feelings that were coursing through her.”
Verb
(of fire) To try to put out
“The men would bravely fight the fire that had engulfed the building.”
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