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fight

fight

 
 
pronunciation:
faIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fights, fighting, fought
definition 1: the use of weapons, bodies, or words to struggle with someone or something; battle; quarrel.
The fight between the two armies began at dawn.My brother and I had a fight over whose turn it was to wash the dishes.
synonyms:
battle, clash, combat, quarrel, struggle
similar words:
argument, contest, disagreement, discord, feud, row, rumble, scrap, scuffle, spat, war
definition 2: a boxing match.
My dad likes to watch the fights on television.
synonyms:
bout
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fighting, fights, fought
definition 1: to do battle; take part in a struggle.
The ducks fought over the bread we tossed to them.
 
synonyms:
battle, contend
similar words:
argue, clash, combat, come to blows, compete, conflict, disagree, dispute, feud, quarrel, rumble, scrap, scuffle, war, wrangle, wrestle
definition 2: to battle or struggle against.
The swimmer fought the strong current to reach the other shore.
synonyms:
battle, combat, contend against, resist
similar words:
confront, contest, defy, encounter, engage, oppose, rival, strive against, withstand
definition 3: to box against.
He fought the champion and won.
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