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fight

 (fīt)
v. fought (fôt), fight·ing, fights
v.intr.
1.
a. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
b. Sports To engage in a boxing match.
2. To engage in a quarrel; argue: They are always fighting about money.
3. To strive vigorously and resolutely, as in trying to overcome something; contend: fought against graft; fighting for her rights. See Synonyms at oppose.
v.tr.
1.
a. To contend with or oppose with violence or in battle.
b. To wage or carry on (a battle).
c. To contend for, as by combat: "I now resolved that Calais should be fought to the death" (Winston S. Churchill).
2.
a. Sports To box against (an opponent).
b. To participate in (a boxing match or other similar contest).
c. To cause (a boxer or other contestant) to fight in a match.
3.
a. To contend with or struggle against: fought his boss over every penny; fought temptation.
b. To try to prevent the development or success of: fought the attempt to close the school.
c. To try to extinguish (an uncontrolled fire).
4. To make (one's way) by struggle or striving: fought my way to the top.
n.
1. A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
2.
a. A physical conflict between two or more individuals.
b. Sports A boxing match.
3. A quarrel or conflict: newlyweds having a fight over chores.
4. A struggle to achieve an objective: a fight for the attainment of civil rights.
5. The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity: I just didn't have any fight left in me.
Phrasal Verb:
fight off
1. To defend against or drive back (a hostile force, for example).
2. Baseball To hit (a pitch) into foul territory, especially in an effort to avoid being struck out.
Idioms:
fight fire with fire
To combat one evil or one set of negative circumstances by reacting in kind.
fight shy of
To avoid meeting or confronting.

[Middle English fighten, from Old English feohtan, fihtan.]

fight′a·bil′i·ty n.
fight′a·ble adj.
fight′ing·ly adv.

fight

(faɪt)
vb, fights, fighting or fought
1. to oppose or struggle against (an enemy) in battle
2. to oppose or struggle against (a person, thing, cause, etc) in any manner
3. (tr) to engage in or carry on (a battle, contest, etc)
4. (when: intr often foll by for) to uphold or maintain (a cause, ideal, etc) by fighting or struggling: to fight for freedom.
5. (tr) to make or achieve (a way) by fighting
6. (Boxing) (intr) boxing
a. to box, as for a living
b. to use aggressive rough tactics
7. (Military) to engage (another or others) in combat
8. fight it out to contend or struggle until a decisive result is obtained
9. fight shy of to keep aloof from
n
10. a battle, struggle, or physical combat
11. a quarrel, dispute, or contest
12. resistance (esp in the phrase to put up a fight)
13. the desire to take part in physical combat (esp in the phrase to show fight)
14. (Boxing) a boxing match
[Old English feohtan; related to Old Frisian fiuchta, Old Saxon, Old High German fehtan to fight]
ˈfighting n, adj

fight

(faɪt)

n., v. fought, fight•ing. n.
1. a battle or combat.
2. any contest or struggle: to put up a fight against crime.
3. an angry argument or disagreement.
4. a boxing bout.
5. a game or diversion in which the participants hit or pelt each other with something harmless: a pillow fight.
6. ability, will, or inclination to fight, strive, or resist.
v.i.
7. attempt to defend oneself against or to subdue, defeat, or destroy an adversary.
8. to contend in any manner; strive vigorously for or against something.
v.t.
9. to contend with in battle or combat; war against.
10. to contend with or against in any manner: to fight despair.
11. to carry on (a battle, duel, etc.).
12. to maintain (a cause, quarrel, etc.) by fighting or contending.
13. to make (one's way) by fighting or striving.
14. to cause or set (a boxer, animal, etc.) to fight.
15. to maneuver (troops, ships, etc.) in battle.
16. fight back, to check; hold back (tears).
17. fight off, to beat back; repel.
Idioms:
1. fight it out, to fight until a decision is reached.
2. fight shy of, to keep away from; avoid.
[before 900; Middle English fi(g)hten, Old English fe(o)htan; c. Old Saxon, Old High German fehtan]
fight′a•ble, adj.
fight`a•bil′i•ty, n.
fight′ing•ly, adv.

Fight

 
  1. Clashed like stallions —Diane Ackerman

quarrel

fight
1. 'quarrel'

A quarrel is an angry argument or series of arguments between two or more people.

He got in a quarrel with that wild Wainright boy.
There wasn't any evidence of quarrels between them.
2. 'fight'

You do not use 'quarrel' to refer to an incident in which people try to hurt each other using their fists or weapons. The word you use is fight.

He had a fight with Smith and bloodied his nose.

fight


Past participle: fought
Gerund: fighting

Imperative
fight
fight
Present
I fight
you fight
he/she/it fights
we fight
you fight
they fight
Preterite
I fought
you fought
he/she/it fought
we fought
you fought
they fought
Present Continuous
I am fighting
you are fighting
he/she/it is fighting
we are fighting
you are fighting
they are fighting
Present Perfect
I have fought
you have fought
he/she/it has fought
we have fought
you have fought
they have fought
Past Continuous
I was fighting
you were fighting
he/she/it was fighting
we were fighting
you were fighting
they were fighting
Past Perfect
I had fought
you had fought
he/she/it had fought
we had fought
you had fought
they had fought
Future
I will fight
you will fight
he/she/it will fight
we will fight
you will fight
they will fight
Future Perfect
I will have fought
you will have fought
he/she/it will have fought
we will have fought
you will have fought
they will have fought
Future Continuous
I will be fighting
you will be fighting
he/she/it will be fighting
we will be fighting
you will be fighting
they will be fighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fighting
you have been fighting
he/she/it has been fighting
we have been fighting
you have been fighting
they have been fighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fighting
you will have been fighting
he/she/it will have been fighting
we will have been fighting
you will have been fighting
they will have been fighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fighting
you had been fighting
he/she/it had been fighting
we had been fighting
you had been fighting
they had been fighting
Conditional
I would fight
you would fight
he/she/it would fight
we would fight
you would fight
they would fight
Past Conditional
I would have fought
you would have fought
he/she/it would have fought
we would have fought
you would have fought
they would have fought
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fight - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a warfight - 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"
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
Armageddon - any catastrophically destructive battle; "they called the first World War an Armageddon"
pitched battle - a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
naval battle - a pitched battle between naval fleets
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
dogfight - an aerial engagement between fighter planes
assault - close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.fight - the act of fightingfight - 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"
gunfight, gunplay, shootout - a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
encounter, skirmish, clash, brush - a minor short-term fight
close-quarter fighting - hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters
dogfight - a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
in-fighting - conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
set-to - a brief but vigorous fight
shock, impact - the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, hassle - disorderly fighting
affaire d'honneur, duel - a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest - a fight with bare fists
battering, banging - the act of subjecting to strong attack
beating, whipping - the act of overcoming or outdoing
fray, affray, ruffle, disturbance - a noisy fight
free-for-all, brawl - a noisy fight in a crowd
cut-and-thrust, knife fight, snickersnee - fighting with knives
gang fight, rumble - a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
single combat - a fight between two people; "in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"
3.fight - an aggressive willingness to competefight - an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
4.fight - an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
contestation, controversy, disceptation, arguing, argument, contention, disputation, tilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
5.fight - a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
Verb1.fight - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
bear down - exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down"
fistfight - fight with the fists; "The man wanted to fist-fight"
join battle - engage in a conflict; "The battle over health care reform was joined"
tug - struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
fight down, oppose, fight, fight back, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
get back, settle - get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"
fight back - defend oneself
battle, combat - battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
war - make or wage war
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
duel - fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman; "In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters"
joust - joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
chickenfight, chicken-fight - fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
tourney - engage in a tourney
feud - carry out a feud; "The two professors have been feuding for years"
skirmish - engage in a skirmish
bandy - exchange blows
fence - fight with fencing swords
box - engage in a boxing match
spar - fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
tussle, scuffle - fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the drunken men started to scuffle"
wrestle - engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
wage, engage - carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
drive back, fight off, repulse, rebuff, repel - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
2.fight - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
recalcitrate - show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient; "The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"
fend, resist, stand - withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
stand firm, withstand, hold out, resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
drive back, fight off, repulse, rebuff, repel - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
3.fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
labor, labour, tug, push, drive - strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
flounder - behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
4.fight - exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or personfight - 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"
advertize, advertise, promote, push - make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

fight

verb
2. strive, battle, push, struggle, contend He had to fight hard for his place in the team.
3. battle, assault, combat, war with, go to war, do battle, wage war, take up arms, bear arms against, engage in hostilities, carry on war, engage The Sioux fought other tribes for territorial rights.
4. engage in, conduct, wage, pursue, carry on They fought a war against injustice.
5. take the field, cross swords, taste battle He fought in the war and was taken prisoner.
7. quarrel, argue, row, dispute, fall out (informal), squabble, wrangle, bicker She was always arguing and fighting with him.
8. box, spar with, exchange blows with I'd like to fight him for the title.
9. oppose, face, take on, resist, stand up to, take issue with, speak against, take a stand against, set your face against The newspaper is fighting a damages action.
noun
1. battle, campaign, movement, struggle I will continue the fight for justice.
2. conflict, war, action, clash, contest, encounter, brush, combat, engagement, hostilities, skirmish, passage of arms They used to be allies in the fight against the old Communist regime.
3. brawl, set-to (informal), riot, scrap (informal), confrontation, rumble (U.S. & N.Z. slang), fray, duel, skirmish, head-to-head, tussle, scuffle, free-for-all (informal), fracas, altercation, dogfight, joust, dissension, affray (Law), shindig (informal), scrimmage, sparring match, exchange of blows, shindy (informal), melee or mêlée He got a bloody nose in a fight.
4. row, argument, dispute, quarrel, squabble He had a big fight with his Dad last night.
5. match, contest, bout, battle, competition, struggle, set-to, encounter, engagement, head-to-head, boxing match The referee stopped the fight in the second round.
6. resistance, spirit, pluck, militancy, mettle, belligerence, will to resist, gameness, pluckiness We had a lot of fight in us.
fight back retaliate, reply, resist, hit back, strike back, return fire, put up a fight, defend yourself, give as good as you get, give tit for tat The attackers fled when the men fought back.
fight shy of something avoid, shun, steer clear of, duck out of (informal), keep at arm's length, hang back from, keep aloof from It's no use fighting shy of publicity.
fight something back hold back, control, contain, curb, restrain, repress, muffle, bottle up, hold in check She fought back the tears.
fight something down or off repress, control, check, master, hold in, overcome, curb, suppress, restrain, inhibit, hold back, stifle, overpower, keep in check He fought down the desire to run away. She has fought off her depression by getting back to work.
fight something or someone off repel, resist, repress, drive away, fend off, ward off, stave off, beat off, repulse, keep or hold at bay The woman fought off her attacker.

fight

verb
2. To strive in opposition:
noun
1. A physical conflict involving two or more:
Slang: rumble.
2. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
Translations
إرادَه أو قُوَّه للقِتالتقاتلشِجار، قِتالصِراع، نِضالقاتل
bojbojovatzápasitbojovnosthádat se
kæmpekampslåsbekæmpeboksekamp
kaklemasõdimavõitlema
آفندیدنآوریدنپیکارجنك
taistellataistelutapella
boriti seborba
bokszmérkõzésharcolküzdelemküzdeniakarásverekszik
átök; barátta; stríîbaráttabaráttuviljibardagiberjast viî/gegn
戦い戦う
싸우다싸움
pugnapugnare
atremti atakąatsigintiatsimuštibartisgintis
aizstāvētboksa mačscīņacīņas garscīnīties
luptă
bojbojevati seboriti sespopad
slåssstridstridafajtkamp
การต่อสู้ต่อสู้
chiến đấutrận chiến đấu

fight

[faɪt] (fought (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (between individuals)
1.1. (physical, verbal) → pelea f (over por)
to have a fight with sbpelearse con algn, tener una pelea con algn
to look for a fight (physical) → buscar pelea; (verbal) → querer pelearse
I'm not looking for a fight over this issueno quiero pelearme por este asunto
see also pick B1
see also pick B1
1.2. (Boxing) → combate m, pelea f
2. (Mil) (between armies) → lucha f, contienda f
3. (= struggle, campaign) → lucha f (for, against por contra) the fight for justice/against inflationla lucha por la justicia/contra la inflación
he won't give up without a fightno se rendirá sin luchar antes
if he tries to sack me he'll have a fight on his handssi intenta despedirme le va a costar lo suyo
4. (= fighting spirit) → ánimo m de lucha
there was no fight left in himya no le quedaba ánimo de lucha, ya no tenía ánimo para luchar
we still had a lot of fight in ustodavía nos quedaba mucho ánimo para luchar
to show (some) fightmostrarse dispuesto a pelear
5. (= resistance)
police believe the victim put up a fightla policía cree que la víctima opuso resistencia
they beat us but we put up a good fightnos vencieron pero nos defendimos bien
B. VT
1. (Mil) [+ enemy] → luchar contra, combatir contra (Boxing) [+ opponent] → pelear contra, luchar contra
to fight a battle (Mil) → librar una batalla (fig) → luchar
I've had to fight quite a battle to get as far as thishe tenido que luchar mucho para llegar hasta aquí
I don't ask you to fight my battles for meno te pido que libres mis batallas
to fight a duelbatirse en duelo
to fight sb for sth he fought the council for the right to build on his landse enfrentó al ayuntamiento por el derecho a edificar en sus tierras
I'd like to fight him for the titleme gustaría luchar or pelear contra él por el título
to fight one's way through a crowdabrirse paso a la fuerza entre una multitud
2. (= combat) [+ fire] → combatir; [+ poverty, inflation, crime] → combatir, luchar contra; [+ proposal] → oponerse a
I've made up my mind so don't try and fight me on itlo he decidido, así que no intentes oponerte
I had to fight the urge to giggletuve que esforzarme para no reírtuve que contener las ganas de reír
3. (= try to win) [+ campaign] → tomar parte en; [+ election] → presentarse a
he says he'll fight the case all the way to the Supreme Courtdice que si es necesario llevará el caso hasta el Tribunal Supremo
he fought his case in various courts for ten yearsdefendió su causa en varios tribunales durante diez años
he's decided to fight the seat for a third time (Pol) → ha decidido presentarse por tercera vez como candidato para el escaño
C. VI
1. (= do battle) [troops, countries] → luchar, combatir (against contra) [person, animal] → pelear (Boxing) → luchar, pelear
did you fight in the war?¿luchó usted en la guerra?, ¿tomó usted parte en la guerra?
the boys were fighting in the streetlos chicos estaban peleándose en la calle
they'll fight to the deathlucharán a muerte
I fought for my countryluché por mi país
the dogs were fighting over a bonelos perros estaban peleando por un hueso
2. (= quarrel) → discutir, pelear(se) (with con)
they usually fight about or over who pays the billssuelen discutir or pelear(se) por quién paga las facturas
3. (= struggle) → luchar (for, against por contra)
to fight against disease/crimeluchar contra la enfermedad/el crimen
she was fighting against sleepluchaba contra el sueño
to fight for sth/sbluchar por algo/algn
he was fighting for his lifeestaba luchando por su vida
he was fighting for breathle faltaba la respiración, respiraba con enorme dificultad
to go down fightingseguir luchando hasta el fin
to fight shy ofrehuir, evitar
fight back
A. VI + ADV (= resist) (in fight, argument) → defenderse (Sport) → contraatacar
they fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2contraatacaron, pasando de perder por 2-0 a ganar por 3-2
B. VT + ADV [+ tears] → contener; [+ anger, feeling] → contener, reprimir; [+ despair] → dominar
I fought back the urge to slap himreprimí or contuve las ganas de darle una bofetada
I fought back the urge to laughcontuve las ganas de reír
fight down VT + ADV [+ anger, feeling] → contener, reprimir; [+ anxiety] → dominar, reprimir
she fought down the impulse to runreprimió el impulso de correr
fight off VT + ADV
1. (= repel) [+ attack, attacker] → repeler, rechazar
they successfully fought off a takeover bidconsiguieron defenderse contra una oferta de adquisición
2. (= resist) [+ disease, infection] → combatir
he was fighting off sleepse esforzaba para combatir el sueño
I had to fight off an impulse to screamtuve que reprimir el impulso de gritar
fight on VI + ADVseguir luchando
fight out VT + ADV
1. (with fists) → resolver a golpes
they decided to fight it out in the streetdecidieron resolverlo a golpes en la calle
2. (fig) (= resolve) → resolver
we'll have to fight it out in courttendremos que resolverlo en los tribunales
3. (= compete) they'll be fighting it out for the top prizecompetirán por el primer premio

fight

[ˈfaɪt]
n
(= brawl) → bagarre f
There was a fight in the pub → Il y a eu une bagarre au pub.
to have a fight with sb → se battre avec qn
(MILITARY)combat m
(against cancer, drug abuse)lutte f
the fight against cancer → la lutte contre le cancer
to put up a fight (= resist) → se défendre
to put up a fight about sth → opposer de la résistance à propos de qch
a fight for sth (= attempt to achieve) → une lutte pour qch
the fight for justice → la lutte pour la justice
(BOXING)combat m
(= quarrel) → dispute f
to have a fight → se disputer
to have a fight with sb → se disputer avec qn
vb [fought] [ˈfɔːt] (pt, pp)
vt
[+ person] → se battre avec, se battre contre
(BOXING) [+ opponent] → se battre contre
He's fighting him for the title → Il se bat contre lui pour le titre.
to fight a battle → livrer bataille
to fight a battle over sth → livrer bataille pour qch
to fight a battle with sb → se battre contre qn
to fight it out → en découdre
[+ cancer, alcoholism] → combattre, lutter contre; [+ poverty] → lutter contre
The doctors tried to fight the disease → Les médecins ont essayé de lutter contre la maladie.
[+ urge] → lutter contre
He fought the urge to smoke → Il a lutté contre son envie de fumer.
[+ fire] → combattre
(LAW) to fight a case → porter une affaire devant les tribunaux
to fight one's case → plaider sa cause
to fight a libel case against sb → intenter un procès en diffamation à qn
to fight an action (= defend o.s.) → se défendre
to fight an election [party, politician] → se présenter à une élection
to fight one's way through a crowd → se frayer un chemin à travers la foule
to fight one's way through undergrowth → se frayer un chemin à travers les broussailles
vi
[enemies] → se battre
They were fighting → Ils se battaient.
(= serve as soldier) → se battre
He fought in the war → Il s'est battu à la guerre.
to fight for one's country → se battre pour son pays
[children] → se battre
to fight with sb → se battre avec qn
(= struggle) → lutter
to fight to do sth → lutter pour faire qch
to fight for sth → lutter pour qch
to fight against → lutter contre
to fight for breath → respirer à grand-peine
to fight for one's life → lutter contre la mort
(= quarrel) → se disputer
fight back
vi (= resist) → se défendre
vt sep [+ tears] → refouler; [+ emotion, urge] → réprimer
fight down
vt sep [+ impulse, emotion] → réprimer
fight off
vt sep
[+ attacker] → repousser
[+ infection] → lutter contre; [+ impulse] → résister à

fight

vb: pret, ptp <fought>
n
(lit, fig)Kampf m; (= fist fight, scrap)Rauferei f, → Prügelei f, → Schlägerei f; (Mil) → Gefecht nt; (= argument, row)Streit m; to have a fight with somebodysich mit jdm schlagen; (= argue)sich mit jdm streiten; to give somebody a fight (lit, fig)jdm einen Kampf liefern; to put up a fight (lit, fig)sich zur Wehr setzen; to put up a good fight (lit, fig)sich tapfer zur Wehr setzen, sich tapfer schlagen; do you want a fight?willst du was?, du willst dich wohl mit mir anlegen?; if he wants a fight, then … (lit, fig)wenn er Streit sucht, dann; a politician who enjoys a good fightein streitlustiger Politiker; he won’t give in without a fighter ergibt sich nicht kampflos; in the fight against diseaseim Kampf gegen die Krankheit; the fight for survivalder Kampf ums Überleben; he lost his fight for lifeer verlor den Kampf um sein Leben; the big fight (Boxing) → der große Kampf
(= fighting spirit)Kampfgeist m; there was no fight left in himsein Kampfgeist war erloschen; to show fightKampfgeist zeigen
vikämpfen; (= have punch-up etc)raufen, sich prügeln, sich schlagen; (= argue: with wife etc) → sich streiten or zanken; the dogs were fighting over a bonedie Hunde rauften um einen Knochen; to fight against diseaseKrankheiten bekämpfen; to fight for somebody/somethingum jdn/etw kämpfen; to fight for what one believes infür seine Überzeugungen eintreten or streiten; to fight for one’s lifeum sein Leben kämpfen; to fight for breathnach Atem ringen; to go down fightingsich nicht kampflos ergeben; to fight shy of somethingeiner Sache (dat)aus dem Weg gehen; I’ve always fought shy of claiming that …ich habe immer bewusst vermieden, zu behaupten
vt
personkämpfen mit or gegen; (= have punch-up with)sich schlagen mit, sich prügeln mit; (in battle) → kämpfen mit, sich (dat)ein Gefecht ntliefern mit; I’m prepared to fight him/the government (= argue with, take on)ich bin bereit, das mit ihm/der Regierung durchzukämpfen; I’ll fight him on that onedazu nehme ich es mit ihm auf; you can’t fight the whole companydu kannst es nicht mit der ganzen Firma aufnehmen
fire, disease, cuts, policy, crime, inflationbekämpfen; decisionankämpfen gegen; corruptionangehen gegen; there’s no point in fighting it, you can’t wines hat keinen Zweck, dagegen anzukämpfen, es ist aussichtslos; she fought the urge to gigglesie versuchte, sich das Kichern zu verkneifen
to fight a duelein Duell ntaustragen, sich duellieren; to fight pitched battlessich (dat)offene Gefechte liefern; to fight political battlespolitische Kämpfe austragen; to fight an action (Jur) → einen Prozess durchkämpfen or durchfechten; to fight one’s way through the crowdsich durch die Menge kämpfen ? also battle N
(Mil, Naut, = control in battle) army, shipskommandieren

fight

[faɪt] (fought (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (Mil) → combattimento, lotta (Boxing) → incontro; (between 2 persons) → lite f; (brawl) → zuffa, rissa; (fighting spirit) → combattività (struggle, campaign) fight (for/against)lotta (a favore di/contro); (argument) fight (over)disputa (su)
to have a fight with sb (quarrel, struggle) → avere una lite con qn, litigare con qn
to put up a good fight → battersi or difendersi bene
there was no fight left in him → aveva perduto la sua combattività
2. vt (Mil) (enemy, battle) → combattere; (fire, disease, proposals) → lottare contro, combattere (Law) (case) → difendere
to fight a duel → battersi in duello
to fight one's way through a crowd/across a room → farsi strada a fatica tra la folla/attraverso una stanza
3. vi (person) → azzuffarsi; (animal) → battersi; (troops, countries) to fight (against)combattere (contro); (quarrel) to fight (with sb)litigare (con qn) (fig) to fight (for/against)lottare (per/contro)
to fight for one's life → lottare per la (propria) vita
fight back
1. vi + advdifendersi (Sport) (after illness) → riprendersi
2. vt + adv (tears) → trattenere; (anger) → reprimere; (despair, doubts) → scacciare
fight down vt + adv (anger, anxiety) → vincere; (urge) → reprimere
fight off vt + adv (attack, attacker) → respingere; (disease, sleep, urge) → lottare contro
fight on vi + advcontinuare a combattere
fight out vt + adv to fight it outrisolvere la questione a pugni

fight

(fait) verbpast tense, past participle fought (foːt)
1. to act against (someone or something) with physical violence. The two boys are fighting over (= because of) some money they found.
2. to resist strongly; to take strong action to prevent. to fight a fire; We must fight against any attempt to deprive us of our freedom.
3. to quarrel. His parents were always fighting.
noun
1. an act of physical violence between people, countries etc. There was a fight going on in the street.
2. a struggle; action involving effort. the fight for freedom of speech; the fight against disease.
3. the will or strength to resist. There was no fight left in him.
4. a boxing-match.
ˈfighter noun
1. a person who fights.
2. a small fast aircraft designed to shoot down other aircraft.
fight back
to defend oneself against an attack, or attack in return.
fight it out
to fight on to a decisive end. Although they were both exhausted the armies fought it out until the attackers were victorious at dawn; Fight it out among yourselves which of you is to go.
fight off
to drive away by fighting. She managed to fight off her attacker; I'll fight this cold off by going to bed early.
fight one's way
to make one's way with difficulty. She fought her way through the crowd.
fight shy of
to avoid. He fought shy of introducing her to his wife.
put up a good fight
to fight well and bravely.

fight

قِتَال, يُقَاتِلُ boj, bojovat kæmpe, kamp Kampf, kämpfen μάχη, μάχομαι combatir, lucha, luchar, pelea taistella, taistelu bagarre, se battre borba, boriti se lotta, lottare 戦い, 戦う 싸우다, 싸움 gevecht, vechten slagsmål, slåss walka, wywalczyć luta, lutar противоборство, сражаться slagsmål, slåss การต่อสู้, ต่อสู้ dövüş, dövüşmek chiến đấu, trận chiến đấu 对抗, 战斗

fight

n. pelea, lucha;
vi. pelear, combatir, luchar con.
References in classic literature ?
And it's worse than ever now, for I'm dying to go and fight with Papa.
He came from Chicago and when he arrived was drunk and got into a fight with Albert Long- worth, the baggageman.
You see the European war has called for the use of a large number of aeroplanes, and as the pilots of them frequently have to fight, and so can not give their whole attention to the machines, some form of automatic stabilizer is needed to prevent them turning turtle, or going off at a wrong tangent.
Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons.
Beside being a respectable woman she was a very sensible one; and she knew there are some battles in life which a human being must fight alone.
I am as ready to do the one as the other; but to fight the Iroquois 'tis necessary to find the skulkers; and to eat,'tis necessary to get the game--talk of the devil and he will come; there is a pair of the biggest antlers I have seen this season, moving the bushes below the hill
A smart fight ensued betwixt us for some time: At length the savages gave way, and fled.
He'z had a fight for every hair that's growed in his moustache since he kem here.
Such a man should have nothing to do with sorrow; nothing with strife; nothing with the martyrdom which, in an infinite variety of shapes, awaits those who have the heart, and will, and conscience, to fight a battle with the world.
playing at going to church, perchance, or at scourging Quakers, or taking scalps in a sham fight with the Indians, or scaring one another with freaks of imitative witchcraft.
He was always ready for either a fight or a frolic; but had more mischief than ill-will in his composition; and with all his overbearing roughness, there was a strong dash of waggish good humor at bottom.
Yes, it's just as I thought, he's a terrible bedfellow; he's been in a fight, got dreadfully cut, and here he is, just from the surgeon.