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    fight - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fight

    Definition
    (noun) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    Synonyms : battle , conflict , engagement
    Example Sentence
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
    Definition
    (noun) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    Synonyms : combat , fighting , scrap
    Example Sentence
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
    Definition
    (noun) an aggressive willingness to compete
    Synonyms : competitiveness
    Example Sentence
    • the team was full of fight
    Definition
    (noun) an intense verbal dispute
    Example Sentence
    • a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate
    Definition
    (noun) a boxing or wrestling match
    Example Sentence
    • the fight was on television last night
    Definition
    (verb) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    Synonyms : contend , struggle
    Example Sentence
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country
    Definition
    (verb) fight against or resist strongly
    Synonyms : defend , fight back , fight down , oppose
    Example Sentence
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!
    Definition
    (verb) make a strenuous or labored effort
    Synonyms : struggle
    Example Sentence
    • She struggled for years to survive without welfare
    • He fought for breath
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : agitate , campaign , crusade , press , push
    Example Sentence
    • The liberal party pushed for reforms
    • She is crusading for women's rights
    • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
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