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Definition of "fight" []

  • To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sports To engage in boxing or wrestling. (verb-intransitive)
  • To engage in a quarrel; argue: They are always fighting about money. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strive vigorously and resolutely: fought against graft; fighting for her rights. (verb-intransitive)
  • To contend with physically or in battle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fight" in a sentence
  • "Some say it’s because the White House message machine drones on 24/7 that the best way to fight the war on terror is to be in Iraq, “fight them there, rather than here."
  • "In the expressions, The man walks -- The boy plays -- Thunders roll --- Warriors fight -- you perceive that the words _walks, plays, roll_, and _fight_, are _active verbs; _ and you cannot be at a loss to know, that the nouns _man, boy, thunders_, and"
  • "which oddly enough was a fight that was hosted by pride..fight goes on for about an hour and 15 minutes, and ends with royce gracie forfeiting from exaustion..no submissions or knockouts…"