fought


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fought

 (fôt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of fight.

fought

(fɔːt)
vb
the past tense and past participle of fight

fight

(faɪt)

n., v. fought, fight•ing. n.
1. a battle or combat.
2. any contest or struggle: to put up a fight against crime.
3. an angry argument or disagreement.
4. a boxing bout.
5. a game or diversion in which the participants hit or pelt each other with something harmless: a pillow fight.
6. ability, will, or inclination to fight, strive, or resist.
v.i.
7. attempt to defend oneself against or to subdue, defeat, or destroy an adversary.
8. to contend in any manner; strive vigorously for or against something.
v.t.
9. to contend with in battle or combat; war against.
10. to contend with or against in any manner: to fight despair.
11. to carry on (a battle, duel, etc.).
12. to maintain (a cause, quarrel, etc.) by fighting or contending.
13. to make (one's way) by fighting or striving.
14. to cause or set (a boxer, animal, etc.) to fight.
15. to maneuver (troops, ships, etc.) in battle.
16. fight back, to check; hold back (tears).
17. fight off, to beat back; repel.
Idioms:
1. fight it out, to fight until a decision is reached.
2. fight shy of, to keep away from; avoid.
[before 900; Middle English fi(g)hten, Old English fe(o)htan; c. Old Saxon, Old High German fehtan]
fight′a•ble, adj.
fight`a•bil′i•ty, n.
fight′ing•ly, adv.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
In this manner it came about that he fought all sizes and breeds of dogs.
It was one stupid bull who had never fought a man against five wise men who had fought many bulls.
On the twenty-fourth of August the battle of the Shevardino Redoubt was fought, on the twenty-fifth not a shot was fired by either side, and on the twenty-sixth the battle of Borodino itself took place.
The first battle, fought and finished," Martin said to the looking-glass ten days later.
Her disheveled hair and panting bosom betokened that, chained though she was, still had she fought against the thing that they would do to her.
But feeling the hour of death to approach, he spake these words in Spanish and said, 'Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, and hath fought for his country, Queen, religion, and honour, whereby my soul most joyfully departeth out of this body, and shall always leave behind it an everlasting fame of a valiant and true soldier that hath done his duty as he was bound to do.
The regular troops fought the farmers as savagely as had they been Indians.
These two came forward from the main body of Trojans, and set upon Diomed, he being on foot, while they fought from their chariot.
At my back were the young girls, and as it was in their service that I fought, I remained standing there to meet my inevitable death, but with the determination to give such an account of myself as would long be remembered in the land of the First Born.
In addition, when it became evident that the air must be fought for, the air-sailors were provided with rifles with explosive bullets of oxygen or inflammable substance, but no airship at any time ever carried as much in the way of guns and armour as the smallest gunboat on the navy list had been accustomed to do.
It transpired that this signifies that the wearer has fought three duels in which a decision was reached--duels in which he either whipped or was whipped--for drawn battles do not count.
The heart of the young Gascon beat as if it would burst through his side--not from fear, God he thanked, he had not the shade of it, but with emulation; he fought like a furious tiger, turning ten times round his adversary, and changing his ground and his guard twenty times.