fightback


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fightback

(ˈfaɪtbæk)
n
Brit a spirited effort to resist and counterattack from a position where one is apparently facing defeat
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fightback

noun comeback, return, rally, recovery, triumph, revival, rebound, resurgence The team staged a dramatic fightback.
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fightback

[ˈfaɪtbæk] N (Brit) → contraataque m

fightback

nCome-back nt, → Comeback nt
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Manchester City reached the League Cup final, shattering second-tier Bristol City's hopes of a remarkable upset, as the Premier League leaders survived a late fightback to win 3-2 on Tuesday and clinch the tie 5-3 on aggregate.
Sports fightback to progress in cup BRIGHOUSE Sports Under 14 side travelled to high flying Division One team Netherton Hawks in the cup and produced a fightback to secure their progress with a 4-3 win after extra time.
A VALIANT second half fightback saw Chester FC come back from two goals down to earn a valuable point at Eastleigh.
BEDWORTH were undone by a second half fightback from hosts Carlton who came from behind to grab the points.
She then spearheaded the Lady Bulldogs' fightback with a sweep of the next three.
WINNER Sam Harrison grabs late try Tigers stage a late fightback LEICESTER staged a remarkable second half fightback to secure a spectacular 38-31 victory on the Aviva Premiership's opening night against Gloucester at Kingsholm.
On 28 minutes they went 2-0 up through a Dale Burrell shot inside the box but the Chester fightback began.
3 ERIC DIER scored a sensational injurytime winner as England completed a glorious fightback to earn victory against the world champions in Berlin last night.
Gordon launched his Gordon's Fightback campaign after being diagnosed with MND in May, aged just 29.
Wellington, Jan 21 ( ANI ): New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said that they need to have a 'smart approach' to prepare for a 'sharper' Indian fightback in the second ODI at Seddon Park on Wednesday.
In coach Jupp Heynckes' final game they held off a dramatic Stuttgart fightback.
Summary: The Baltimore Ravens have held off a heroic San Francisco 49ers fightback in one of the most eventful Super Bowls in recent memory.