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Noun: fighting  fI-ting
  1. The act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    "there was fighting in the streets";
    - fight, combat, scrap
Adjective: fighting  fI-ting
  1. (military) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
    "review the fighting forces";
    - active, combat-ready
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

Derived forms: fightings

See also: operational, rebuff

Type of: advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], assay, attempt, battle, conflict, essay, flack [N. Amer, informal], promote, push, seek, struggle, try

Encyclopedia: Fighting

Fight, Flight or freeze