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Verb: fight (fought)  fIt
  1. Be engaged in a physical struggle, by hand or using weapons
    "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting";
    - struggle
  2. Fight against or resist strongly
    "Don't fight it!";
    - oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, dispute
  3. Make a strenuous or laboured effort
    "He fought for breath";
    - struggle
  4. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
    "She is fighting for women's rights";
    - crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate
Noun: fight  fIt
  1. The act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    "a fight broke out at the hockey game";
    - fighting, combat, scrap
  2. A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    - battle, conflict, engagement
  3. An aggressive willingness to compete
    "the team was full of fight";
    - competitiveness
  4. An intense verbal dispute
    "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  5. A boxing or wrestling match
    "the fight was on television last night"

Derived forms: fights, fought, fighting

See also: rebuff

Type of: action, advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], aggressiveness, arguing, argument, assay, attempt, battle, boxing, conflict, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, essay, fisticuffs, flack [N. Amer, informal], military action, promote, pugilism, push, seek, struggle, tilt, try

Part of: war, warfare

Encyclopedia: Fight, Flight or freeze