fight


fight
fight [fīt]
vi.
fought, fighting [ME fighten < OE feohtan, akin to Ger fechten < IE base * pek-, to pluck hair or wool > OE feoh (see FEE) & L pecten, a comb, pecu, cattle]
1.
a) to take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
b) to box, esp. professionally
2. to struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
3. to argue or quarrel; dispute: often with about or over
vt.
1.
a) to oppose physically or in battle, as with fists, weapons, etc.
b) to box with in a contest
2. to try to overcome; struggle against or contend with, as by argument, legislation, etc.
3. to engage in or carry on (a war, conflict, case, etc.)
4. to gain by struggle [to fight one's way to the top]
5. to cause to fight; manage (a boxer, gamecock, etc.)
n.
[ME < OE feoht]
1. a physical struggle; battle; combat
2. any struggle, contest, or quarrel
3. power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit [full of fight]
SYN.- CONFLICT
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fight it out
to fight until one side is defeated
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fight off
to struggle to avoid

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