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English Dictionary: fight by the DICT Development Group
4 results for fight
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
    Synonym(s): battle, conflict, fight, engagement
  2. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
    Synonym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap
  3. an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
    Synonym(s): competitiveness, fight
  4. an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  5. a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): contend, fight, struggle
  2. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
    Synonym(s): fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
  3. make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
    Synonym(s): fight, struggle
  4. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    Synonym(s): crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fight \Fight\, n. [OE. fight, feht, AS. feoht. See {Fight}, v.
      1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a
            violent conflict or struggle for victory, between
            individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
                     Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
      2. A struggle or contest of any kind.
      3. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he
            has a great deal of fight in him. [Colloq.]
      4. A screen for the combatants in ships. [Obs.]
                     Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.
      {Running fight}, a fight in which the enemy is continually
            chased; also, one which continues without definite end or
      Syn: Combat; engagement; contest; struggle; encounter; fray;
               affray; action; conflict. See {Battle}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fight \Fight\ (f[imac]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fought}
      (f[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fighting}.] [OE. fihten, fehten,
      AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw.
      f[84]kta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to
      fight, pugnus fist.]
      1. To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single
            combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy,
            either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; --
            followed by with or against.
                     You do fight against your country's foes. --Shak.
                     To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.
      2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to
            contend; to strive; to make resistance.
      {To fight shy}, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters;
            to keep out of reach.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fight \Fight\, v. t.
      1. To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or
            gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as
            a cause.
                     He had to fight his way through the world.
                     I have fought a good fight.               --2 Tim. iv.
      2. To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought
            the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the
            frigate for three hours.
      3. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as,
            to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
      {To fight it out}, to fight until a decisive and conclusive
            result is reached.
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