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fight

fight

 
 
pronunciation:
faIt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fights, fighting, fought
definition 1: a battle, struggle, or angry disagreement.
The fight began in the bar and then spilled into the street.The couple next door had another fight last night, and we could hear the whole thing.
synonyms:
altercation, battle, clash, combat, dispute, engagement, quarrel, struggle
similar words:
affray, argument, blowup, brawl, contention, contest, disagreement, discord, dogfight, donnybrook, falling-out, feud, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee, rivalry, row, rumble, scrap, scuffle, set-to, showdown, skirmish, spat, squabble, strife, tiff, tussle, war, wrestle
definition 2: a boxing match.
All the tickets were sold out for the championship fight.
synonyms:
bout, prizefight, spar
definition 3: the capacity to resist or struggle.
Though she was old, she still had a lot fight in her.
synonyms:
mettle, pluck, spunk
similar words:
belligerence, determination, gameness, grit, spirit, toughness
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fighting, fights, fought
definition 1: to battle, struggle, or contend against someone or something.
Many soldiers fought and died in the war.Members of the resistance fought against occupation and oppression.The new governor promised to fight against corruption.My parents were fighting about money again last night.The two brothers fought over their inheritance.
 
synonyms:
battle, contend, struggle
similar words:
altercate, argue, brawl, clash, combat, come to blows, compete, conflict, cross swords, disagree, dispute, feud, mix it up, quarrel, rumble, scrap, scuffle, skirmish, spar, spat, squabble, strive, tussle, war, wrangle, wrestle
definition 2: to engage in a boxing match.
He was badly injured, and the doctors don't know if he'll be able to fight again.
synonyms:
box
similar words:
compete, spar
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to battle or contend against.
They fought the enemy on land and at sea.The rescue divers fought the strong current.He's been fighting cancer for over a year.
synonyms:
battle, combat, contend against, resist
similar words:
confront, contest, defy, encounter, engage, oppose, repulse, rival, strive against, withstand
definition 2: to pursue or continue (a fight).
We will fight this fight until our enemy is beaten.
similar words:
conduct, engage, wage
definition 3: to box against.
He'll be fighting the champion next week.
synonyms:
box
definition 4: to cause or set (esp. an animal) to fighting.
He fought his best dog and lost.
similar words:
pit
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