Associations to the word «Fight»


FIGHT, verb. (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.
FIGHT, verb. (intransitive) To strive for; to campaign or contend for success.
FIGHT, verb. (transitive) To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).
FIGHT, verb. (transitive) To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.
FIGHT, verb. (transitive) To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.
FIGHT, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To cause to fight; to manage or manoeuvre in a fight.
FIGHT, noun. An occasion of fighting.
FIGHT, noun. (archaic) A battle between opposing armies.
FIGHT, noun. A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups.
FIGHT, noun. (sports) A boxing or martial arts match.
FIGHT, noun. A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife.
FIGHT, noun. The will or ability to fight.
FIGHT, noun. (obsolete) A screen for the combatants in ships.
FIGHT A LOSING BATTLE, verb. To continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.
FIGHT A LOSING BATTLE, verb. (idiomatic)To try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.
FIGHT BACK, verb. (intransitive) to defend oneself by fighting.
FIGHT BACK, verb. (intransitive) to counterattack; to resist an attack.
FIGHT BACK, verb. (transitive) to repress; to struggle to repress.
FIGHT BACK, verb. (intransitive) (in sports) to overturn a losing deficit.
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY, noun. (film) (theatre) The art of arranging and designing sequences of staged combats, such as for use in theatre or film productions.
FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE, verb. (idiomatic) To respond to an attack with a similar or identical counter-attack (i.e. to respond to gunfire with reciprocal gunfire).
FIGHT FIRES, verb. (idiomatic) To deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.
FIGHT IN ARMOUR, verb. (idiomatic) (1811) To have sex while using a condom.
FIGHT IT OUT, verb. To fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.
FIGHT OFF, verb. To succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.
FIGHT OFF, verb. To resist, particularly an infection or an emotion.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT, noun. Alternative spelling of fight-or-flight
FIGHT SHY, verb. To avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.
FIGHT SHY OF, verb. (idiomatic) To avoid something.
FIGHT SONG, noun. A sports team's anthem, sung by fans to cheer the team.
FIGHT SONGS, noun. Plural of fight song
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, verb. To battle or try to achieve something for a noble cause.
FIGHT THE TAPE, verb. (trading) To make a trade contrary to the overall tendency of prices, i.e., to buy when prices are generally falling or sell when prices are generally rising.
FIGHT TO THE DEATH, verb. To take part in a battle in which the winner is the sole survivor.
FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL, verb. (idiomatic) To use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition

Dictionary definition

FIGHT, noun. 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".
FIGHT, noun. 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".
FIGHT, noun. An aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight".
FIGHT, noun. An intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate".
FIGHT, noun. A boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night".
FIGHT, verb. 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".
FIGHT, verb. Fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!".
FIGHT, verb. Make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath".
FIGHT, verb. 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".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky