Definitions for fightfaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fightfaɪt(n.; v.)fought, fight•ing.
(n.)a battle or combat.
any contest or struggle:
to put up a fight against crime.
an angry argument or disagreement.
a boxing bout.
a game or diversion in which the participants hit or pelt each other with something harmless:
a pillow fight.
Category: Common Vocabulary
ability, will, or inclination to fight, strive, or resist.
(v.i.)attempt to defend oneself against or to subdue, defeat, or destroy an adversary.
to contend in any manner; strive vigorously for or against something.
(v.t.)to contend with in battle or combat; war against.
to contend with or against in any manner:
to fight despair.
to carry on (a battle, duel, etc.).
to maintain (a cause, quarrel, etc.) by fighting or contending.
to make (one's way) by fighting or striving.
to cause or set (a boxer, animal, etc.) to fight.
to maneuver (troops, ships, etc.) in battle.
fight back,to check; hold back (tears).
Category: Common Vocabulary
fight off,to beat back; repel.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for fight:
fight it out,to fight until a decision is reached.
fight shy of,to keep away from; avoid.
Origin of fight:
bef. 900; ME fi(g)hten, OE fe(o)htan; c. OS, OHG fehtan
battle, conflict, fight, engagement(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, fighting, combat, scrap(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"
an aggressive willingness to compete
"the team was full of fight"
an intense verbal dispute
"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
a boxing or wrestling match
"the fight was on television last night"
contend, fight, struggle(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, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend(verb)
fight against or resist strongly
"The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
make a strenuous or labored effort
"She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate(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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use force against sb
The two young boys began to fight.; to fight with sb
to be involved in a war
troops fighting against the rebels; to fight a war/battle
They're always fighting over money.
to struggle to achieve or win
to fight for your rights; to fight inequality/sexism/injustice; She fought to be allowed to continue her studies.
to struggle when it is unlikely you can win
a conflict in which people hit each other
to have a fight with sb; fights between rival fans
an effort to achieve or stop sth; = struggle
the fight to save our rain forests; the fight against crime
We had a fight over money.
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
to act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance
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
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
to cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship
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
a struggle or contest of any kind
strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him
a screen for the combatants in ships
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2651
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2181
Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Nouns Frequency: #1285
Rank popularity for the word 'fight' in Verbs Frequency: #211
Translations for fight
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of physical violence between people, countries etc
There was a fight going on in the street.
- شِجار، قِتالArabic
- lutaPortuguese (BR)
- boj, rvačkaCzech
- der KampfGerman
- slagsmål; kampDanish
- kaklus, lahingEstonian
- جنگ و دعواFarsi
- borba, sukob, tučnjavaCroatian
- átök; barátta; stríðIcelandic
- lotta, battagliaItalian
- 싸움, 전투Korean
- slagsmål, slåsskamp; kampNorwegian
- walka, bójkaPolish
- جنگ و دعواPersian
- جګړه کولPashto
- bătaie; bătălieRomanian
- драка; битваRussian
- slagsmål, stridSwedish
- 打架Chinese (Trad.)
- hành động chiến đấuVietnamese
- 打架Chinese (Simp.)
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