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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 off

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to repulse; repel
2. to struggle to avoid or repress: to fight off a cold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fight off - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
fight down, oppose, fight, fight back, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
Translations
يَصُد بِالقِتال
odrazitzahnat
få bugt medovervinde
verjast
savuşturmak

w>fight off

vt sep (Mil, fig) attack, disease, attackerabwehren; sleepankämpfen gegen; I’m still trying to fight off this coldich kämpfe immer noch mit dieser Erkältung; she has to keep fighting men offsie muss dauernd Männer abwimmeln

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.
References in classic literature ?
The man who carried her was now forced to turn and fight off the enemy that pressed forward past Number Twelve.
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I tried to fight off the serpent, but it was of no use.
He would have risen to fight off the creeping lethargy, but his legs seemed weak, so that he sank again to the bench.
she pleaded as she tried with all of her strength to fight off the arms of the lover she had wanted so earnestly.
You do try to fight off your shyness, and I love you for it.
Michael Roue lost part of his finger when he tried to fight off an axe man in his parents' shop.
Chilly winter weather alone does not cause colds, but cold weather may numb the body's ability to fight off cold viruses.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been criticized for his inability to fight off the Islamist militants.
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The 64-year-old managed to fight off his assailant who fled the scene, police said.
The performance of the weekend has to be new Skandia Team GBR Development Squad sailors, Mike Wood and Hugh Brayshaw, who put in a great performance to fight off double Olympic silvermedallist Nick Rogers in the Men's 470 event.