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/ faIt; faIt/ v (pt, pp fought/ fR:t; fRt/) 1 (a) [I, Ipr] ~ (against/with sb/sth) struggle against sb/sth using physical force, in a war, battle, etc ; ; ; : soldiers training to fight * Do stop fighting, boys! , ! * The two dogs were fighting over a bone. . * Britain fought with (ie as an ally of) France against Germany in the last war. , . * Have you been fighting with (ie against) your brother again? ? (b) [Tn] struggle thus against (sb) , , , : We must fight the enemy. . * The boxer has fought many opponents. . 2 [Tn] engage in, take part in or carry on (a battle, etc) ; : fight a war, duel, etc * The government has to fight several by-elections in the coming months. . 3 [Ipr, Tn] ~ (against) sth strive to overcome, destroy or prevent sth : fight (against) poverty, oppression, ignorance * fight an eviction notice * fight a fire . 4 [Ipr, Tn.pr] make (one's way) or achieve (sth) by fighting or effort : We had to fight (our way) through the crowded streets. . * They fought the bill through Parliament. . 5 [I, Ipr] ~ (about/over sth) quarrel or argue ; : It's a trivial matter and not worth fighting about. . 6 (idm ) fight like a `tiger attack sb or defend oneself fiercely : She fought like a tiger to get what she wanted. . fight a losing `battle (against sth) struggle without (hope of) success to achieve or prevent sth : Anyone who tries to resist the spread of new technology is fighting a losing battle. . fight shy of sth/sb be unwilling to undertake (a task) or confront sb; avoid sth/sb ; []: He was unhappy in his job for years but always fought shy of telling his boss. , . fight to the `finish fight until one side wins conclusively ; . a ,fighting `chance small but distinct chance of success if a great effort is made . fighting `talk/`words defiant statement or challenge showing that one is ready to fight for sth ; . live like fighting cocks => live2. 7 (phr v) fight back fight with renewed force and strength; show resistance or retaliation ; ; : After a disastrous first half the team fought back to level the match. . * Don't let them bully you. Fight back! . ! fight sth back/down suppress (feelings, etc) , : fighting back tears * fighting down a sense of disgust . fight for sth strive to obtain or accomplish sth : fight for freedom, independence, human rights, etc . fight sb/sth off resist or repel sb/sth by fighting []: fighting off repeated enemy attacks * fight off a cold, a feeling of tiredness . fight sth out settle (an argument, a dispute, etc) by fighting : I can't help them to resolve their quarrel they must fight it out between them. --.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:30
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fight
/ faIt; faIt/ n 1 [C] act of fighting or struggling ; ; ; : a fight between two dogs * the fight against poverty, crime, disease * a prize fight, eg in boxing =>Usage at argument argument. 2 [U] desire or ability to fight or resist; determination ; ; : In spite of many defeats, they still had plenty of fight left in them. , . * Losing their leader took all the fight out of them. . 3 (idm ) a fight to the `finish struggle, etc that continues until one side wins conclusively . pick a fight/quarrel => pick3. put up a good, poor, etc `fight fight with/without courage and determination [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:30
fight
/ faIt; faIt/ n 1 [C] act of fighting or struggling ; ; ; : a fight between two dogs * the fight against poverty, crime, disease * a prize fight, eg in boxing =>Usage at argument argument. 2 [U] desire or ability to fight or resist; determination ; ; : In spite of many defeats, they still had plenty of fight left in them. , . * Losing their leader took all the fight out of them. . 3 (idm ) a fight to the `finish struggle, etc that continues until one side wins conclusively . pick a fight/quarrel => pick3. put up a good, poor, etc `fight fight with/without courage and determination [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:30

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