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Adjective
Displaying or engaging in violence, combat, or aggression
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“Should I interpret your fighting words as a threat?”
Adjective
At war
Noun
The act or state of physically fighting
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“The constant fighting in the region has led to large swathes of the population being displaced.”
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Verbal or ideological disagreement
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“Some brief fighting would ensue between our kids as to who would get the window seat.”
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A state of unrest or disorder, usually between opposing factions
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The use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
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The sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules (the Queensberry Rules)
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Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt or damage
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The arousing of public concern about an issue and pressing for action on it
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Time in military operation
Verb
Contending for a title or championship
“She made it her mission to save the children and fight for their rights.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The minister says he will fight any attempt to change the status quo.”
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Present participle for to engage in a war or battle
“We can expect the insurgents to fight to the death.”
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Present participle for to quarrel or argue
“We have been very careful not to shout or fight around the kids.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to struggle against one's emotions
“Celinda closed her eyes and tried to fight the strong feelings that were coursing through her.”
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(of fire) Present participle for to try to put out
“The men would bravely fight the fire that had engulfed the building.”
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