Pronunciation: fīt
v. i.1.To strive or contened for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; - followed by with or against.
[imp. & p. p. Fought (fạt); p. pr. & vb. n. Fighting.]
You do fight against your country's foes.
- Shak.
To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.
- Milton.
2.To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
To fight shy
to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.
v. t.1.To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
He had to fight his way through the world.
- Macaulay.
I have fought a good fight.
- 2 Tim. iv. 7.
2.To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
3.To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
To fight it out
to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.
n.1.A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
- Milton.
2.A struggle or contest of any kind.
3.Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
4.A screen for the combatants in ships.
Running fight
a fight in which the enemy is continually chased; also, one which continues without definite end or result.
Noun1.fight - 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"
Synonyms: fighting, combat, scrap
2.fight - an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
3.fight - a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night"
Synonyms: bout
4.Fightfight - 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"
5.fight - an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
Synonyms: competitiveness
Verb1.fight - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"
Synonyms: struggle
2.fight - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
3.fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
Synonyms: struggle
4.fight - 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 favorite candidate"
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