Fight definition

fīt
To strive vigorously and resolutely, as in trying to overcome something; contend.

Fought against graft; fighting for her rights.

verb
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A quarrel or conflict.

Newlyweds having a fight over chores.

noun
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To engage in a quarrel; argue.

They are always fighting about money.

verb
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A struggle to achieve an objective.

A fight for the attainment of civil rights.

noun
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To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend.
verb
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To engage in or carry on (a war, conflict, case, etc.)
verb
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The definition of a fight is a contest or a struggle.

An example of a fight is a boxing match.

noun
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To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with.

To fight a head cold, legislation to fight poverty.

verb
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To gain by struggle.

To fight one's way to the top.

verb
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Any struggle, contest, or quarrel.
noun
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A physical struggle; battle; combat.
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Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit.

Full of fight.

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To fight is defined as to participate in a physical or verbal disagreement, or to face something and struggle through it.

An example of to fight is for a teenager to argue with his mother over his curfew.

An example of to fight is to remain strong through a battle with cancer.

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To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
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(sports) To engage in a boxing match.
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To make (one's way) by struggle or striving.

Fought my way to the top.

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To contend with or oppose with violence or in battle.
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To wage or carry on (a battle).
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To contend for, as by combat.
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(sports) To box against (an opponent).
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To participate in (a boxing match or other similar contest).
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To cause (a boxer or other contestant) to fight in a match.
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To contend with or struggle against.

Fought his boss over every penny; fought temptation.

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To try to prevent the development or success of.

Fought the attempt to close the school.

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To try to extinguish (an uncontrolled fire).
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The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity.

I just didn't have any fight left in me.

noun
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A physical conflict between two or more individuals.
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(sports) A boxing match.
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To argue or quarrel; dispute.
verb
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To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle.
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To box, esp. professionally.
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To cause to fight; manage (a boxer, gamecock, etc.)
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To oppose physically or in battle, as with fists, weapons, etc.
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To box with in a contest.
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A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
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fight fire with fire
  • To combat one evil or one set of negative circumstances by reacting in kind.
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fight shy of
  • To avoid meeting or confronting.
idiom
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fight it out
  • to fight until one side is defeated
idiom
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fight off
  • to repel an attack by
  • to struggle to avoid
    To fight off starvation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fight
Plural:
fights

Origin of fight

  • Middle English fighten from Old English feohtan, fihtan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition