fight down


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Verb1.fight down - 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 down

vt sep anxiety, angerunterdrücken
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It made him feel deep longings that he found it wisest to fight down.
It was one of those thoughts one had to fight down, keep at arm's length at any cost.
Holt "In 15 years of boxing he never turned a fight down, boxed whoever was put in front of him, boxed all over the country and beat some good lads on the way.
But ahead of kicking off the new campaign against Lossiemouth today Tokely insists the big four of Brora, Buckie, Formartine and Cove will take the trophy fight down to the wire.
It's frustrating, but Sam has a big reputation and that's why people keep turning the fight down.
Rosberg will take his first championship if he wins today's penultimate race of the season - but Hamilton, 19 points adrift, showed he will do all he can to take the fight down to the wire.
Mercedes team-mate Rosberg will clinch his first championship if he wins today's penultimate race of the season - but Hamilton, 19 points adrift, showed he will do all he can to take the fight down to the wire in Abu Dhabi in two weeks' time with a lap of 1min10.
Rosberg will take his first title if he wins Sunday's penultimate race of the season but Hamilton, 19 points adrift, showed he will do all he can to take the fight down to the wire in Abu Dhabi with another dominant qualifying display.
In a report of MMA Fighting, Edgar said that the probability of a McGregor bout was raised with his manager Ali Abdelaziz, but his camp had to turn the fight down as he is still recovering from his groin injury.
Said Fielding: "It's a big fight down the line, I can see it happening but at the moment he's in a position to fight for a world title after his fight (with Rebrasse) and that's a position I want to be in.
Let's just stick to 147," Khan told fighthype after the British star met with Pacquiao over the weekend in London to discuss a possible fight down the road.