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Displaying or engaging in violence, combat, or aggression
“Both techniques were extremely successful in developing a fighting force that was the elite of their times.”
The action of fighting; violence or conflict
“The United Nations now says almost 115,000 people have been uprooted by the fighting in Georgia.”
Present participle for engage in a physical or competitive encounter
“He saw two men begin to fight after one of them had cut in line.”
Present participle for struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The minister says he will fight any attempt to change the status quo.”
Present participle for engage in a war or battle
“We can expect the insurgents to fight to the death.”
Present participle for quarrel or argue
“We have been very careful not to shout or fight around the kids but they are still suffering.”
Present participle for strive to achieve or do something
“So she made it her personal mission to save the children and fight for their rights.”
Present participle for to conduct a struggle, usually for a cause
“He would fight a year-long battle to clear his name from libel.”
(fight on) Present participle for to persevere in the face of difficulty
“She knew she had to fight on despite the hardship, in only for the sake of her children.”
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.”
(of fire) Present participle for to try to put out
“The men would bravely fight the fire that had engulfed the area.”
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