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Past tense for defend
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Past tense for to launch an attack or charge, especially from a losing position
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“Use your pent-up anger to fight back.”
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Past tense for breathe or swallow with difficulty, typically in response to strong emotion
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“She had to fight back tears of frustration.”
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Past tense for to retaliate against
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Past tense for make a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
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Past tense for to talk back or reply impertinently
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Past tense for to struggle or fight back when attacked
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Past tense for to fend off or defend against something hostile
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