Fight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |faɪt|  American pronunciation of the word fight
Brit.  |fʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word fight
irregular verb:  p.t. — fought  p.p. — fought

noun

- a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war (syn: battle, conflict, engagement)
- the act of fighting; any contest or struggle(syn: combat, fighting, scrap)
- an aggressive willingness to compete(syn: competitiveness)
- an intense verbal dispute
- a boxing or wrestling match

verb

- be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight(syn: contend, struggle)
- fight against or resist strongly(syn: defend, oppose)
- make a strenuous or labored effort (syn: struggle)
- 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 (syn: agitate, campaign, crusade, press, push)

Examples

When he was young he was always fighting.

He fought like a tiger.

The U.S. and Germany fought in World Wars I and II.

They vowed to fight the invaders of their homeland.

The U.S. fought Germany in World Wars I and II.

He and his wife are always fighting over money.

We were fighting to protect our jobs.

A fight broke out in the bar.

When he was young he was always getting into fights.

He got into another fight with his wife about money.

a fight for the heavyweight title

He had had a fight with Smith and bloodied his nose.

He had a big fight with his dad the night before.

He was still full of fight.

Great Britain fought with Turkey against Russia.

Phrasal verbs

fight back  — defend oneself
fight down  — fight against or resist strongly
fight off  — force or drive back

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fight
he/she/it: fights
present participle: fighting
past tense: fought
past participle: fought
noun
singular: fight
plural: fights
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