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fight back

vb (adverb)
1. (intr) to resist an attack
2. (intr) to counterattack
3. (tr) to struggle to repress: she tried to fight back her tears.
4. an act or campaign of resistance
5. a counterattack
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fight back - defend oneself
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"
2.fight back - 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"
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w>fight back

vi (in fight) → zurückschlagen; (Mil) → sich verteidigen, Widerstand leisten; (in argument) → sich wehren, sich zur Wehr setzen; (after illness) → zu Kräften kommen; (Sport) → zurückkämpfen
vt sep tears, doubts etcunterdrücken; he fought his way back into the match/to the toper hat sich ins Spiel/wieder an die Spitze zurückgekämpft


(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.
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 few times that his persecutions had moved him beyond control and made him fight back had cost him very dear at headquarters; not at the hands of Roxy, for if she ever went beyond scolding him sharply for "forgett'n' who his young marster was," she at least never extended her punishment beyond a box on the ear.
Because the thing did not fight back, because it was abject and whining, because it was helpless under him, he abandoned the attack, disengaging himself from the top of the tangle into which he had slid in the lee scuppers.
Five hundred witnesses were examined; and such a general turmoil was aroused that the Bell lawyers were compelled to take the attack seriously, and to fight back with every pound of ammunition they possessed.
I will fight back from this: Elise ELISE Christie's nightmare Winter Olympics run continued as the British short track speedskater suffered a distressing exit in her favoured event.
Saints fight back from two down to win before the break.
Sept 1 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal produced a strong fight back to survive a stern test from New York's Taro Daniel and move into the third round of the US Open here on Friday.
There are witnesses in many instances in which the suspects did not fight back but were nevertheless killed,' David said.
The woman managed to fight back and kicked one of the men.
Manager Pep Guardiola tempered his delight at Manchester City's ability to fight back three times in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday by urging his players to understand the importance of a good start.
The actor will be seen hosting the first edition of Savdhaan Maharashtra- Fight Back Now that will focus on Maharashtra centric crime narratives.
Trailing the North Africans 0-3 at the end of the second period, the UAE did well to fight back and equalise midway through the final period.
For with every event staged by Fight Back UK, a donation will go to groups who support people in their fights with illness or injustice.