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"
Translations

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.
'The senator has never turned a fight down. He may lost a few along the way but his 62-7 is greater than your 50-0.'
Both players dug deep to take the title fight down to the wire, Thiem targeting the biggest crown of his career and Federer hoping to clinch his 101st title.
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Another title fight down the road will feature World Boxing Association titlist Khalid Yafai of England against Norbelto Jimenez of the Dominican Republic.
The team finished as runners-up in 2018, for the third time in a row, having taken the title fight down to the wire.
He wants ADAK to intensify the fight against the vice and narrow the fight down to, 'which manager or company is managing the athletes that has failed the test?'
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. But if he keeps winning, he will get his chance."
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 1min10.736sec.