fought


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fought

 (fôt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of fight.

fought

(fɔːt)
vb
the past tense and past participle of fight

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.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
The waters seethed and bubbled as the alligators fought under it for possession of the paddler.
The hardy colonist, and the trained European who fought at his side, frequently expended months in struggling against the rapids of the streams, or in effecting the rugged passes of the mountains, in quest of an opportunity to exhibit their courage in a more martial conflict.
Harrod proposed to mount a number of horse, and furiously to rush upon the savages, who at this time fought with remarkable fury.
The meed for which you have toiled, and fought, and climbed, and crept, is ready for your grasp
Perhaps this, too, was a disease, and but the reflex of the wild energy with which Hester had fought against her sorrows before Pearl's birth.
Grose as soon after this as I could; and I can give no intelligible account of how I fought out the interval.
Wrapping myself in my shaggy jacket of the cloth called bearskin, I fought my way against the stubborn storm.
And thus, while the one ship went cheerily before the breeze, the other stubbornly fought against it; and so the two vessels parted; the crew of the Pequod looking with grave, lingering glances towards the receding Bachelor; but the Bachelor's men never heeding their gaze for the lively revelry they were in.
In the midst of the melee Marija recollected that she did not have her bankbook, and could not get her money anyway, so she fought her way out and started on a run for home.
He ran and bounded like a buck, and kept us well in the rear for some time; but at last he got caught in an impenetrable thicket of cane; then he turned to bay, and I tell you he fought the dogs right gallantly.
It is the knight's pavilion, said Merlin, that ye fought with last, Sir Pellinore, but he is out, he is not there; he hath ado with a knight of yours, that hight Egglame, and they have fought together, but at the last Egglame fled, and else he had been dead, and he hath chased him even to Carlion, and we shall meet with him anon in the highway.