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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
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fightback

nCome-back nt, → Comeback nt
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As the Blue Eagles looked headed for another rout, the shorthanded Scorpions waged a fightback for the ages, pulling off a 77-74 shock win to force the series jam.
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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.
A VALIANT second half fightback saw Chester FC come back from two goals down to earn a valuable point at Eastleigh.
She then spearheaded the Lady Bulldogs' fightback with a sweep of the next three.
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.