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  Definition of Fight
  1. a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night"
  2. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
  3. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
  4. an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
  5. an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  6. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"
  7. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don''t fight it!"
  8. make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
  9. 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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women''s rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his fa
Similar Words: bout, battle, conflict, engagement, fighting, combat, scrap, competitiveness, struggle, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate


See Also: repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back


Hyponyms: Armageddon, pitched battle, naval battle, combat, armed combat, dogfight, assault, Battle of Britain, Drogheda, gunfight, gunplay, shootout, brush, clash, encounter, skirmish, fencing, in-fighting, set-to, shock, impact, hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfingt, rough-and-tumble, duel, affaire d'honneur, fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest, battering, banging, beating, whipping, affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle, brawl, free-for-all, knife fight, snickersnee, cut-and-thrust, rumble, gang fight, bear down, join battle, tug, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, settle, get back, battle, war, attack, assail, joust, chicken-fight, chickenfight, tourney, feud, bandy, fence, box, spar, wrestle, engage, wage, recalcitrate, resist, stand, fend, hold out, withstand, stand firm, repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back, labor, labour, push, drive, flounder


Grouped Verbs: advertise, advertize, promote, push


Entailments: compete, vie, contend


Part Meronyms: war, warfare


Derivational Morphology: struggle, engage, wage, battle, combat, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, conflict, bout, engagement, fighting, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, confrontation, opposition, adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister, struggler, competitiveness, energy, push, get-up-and-go, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort, champion, hero, paladin, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist


Language Translations:
Albanian: luftë   Bulgarian: боря се  
Catalan: lluita   Chinese: 斗争  
Croatian: boriti se   Danish: bekæmpe and kamp and slås and udkæmpe  
Dutch: bevechten and gevecht and strijden and vechten   Finnish: kamppailu and taistelu and tapella  
French: bataille and combat and combattre and lutte and se battre   Georgian: ბრძოლა  
German: bekämpfen and Kampf and kämpfen   Greek: πολεμώ and καταπολεμώ  
Hungarian: harcol and küzdelem   Icelandic: bardagi and berjast and slagur and slást  
Italian: battaglia and combattere and combattimento and lotta and lottare   Japanese: 試合 and 喧嘩する and 対決 and 戦う and 戦闘  
Korean: 다투다 and 싸우다   Latin: pugna and pugnare  
Polish: walczyć and walka   Portuguese: batalha and luta and lutar  
Romanian: luptă   Russian: бороться  
Slovene: boriti se   Spanish: lucha and pelear  
Swedish: bekämpa and match and strid and strida   Yiddish: קעמפֿן  
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