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fight



I - noun
1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war (Freq. 21)
- Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
- he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
Syn:
battle, conflict, engagement
Derivationally related forms:
engage (for: engagement), battle (for: battle)
Topics:
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
Hypernyms:
military action, action
Hyponyms:
Armageddon, pitched battle, naval battle, combat, armed combat,
dogfight, assault
Instance Hyponyms:
Battle of Britain, Drogheda
Part Holonyms:
war, warfare
2. the act of fighting;
any contest or struggle (Freq. 18)
- a fight broke out at the hockey game
- there was fighting in the streets
- the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
Syn:
fighting, combat, scrap
Derivationally related forms:
scrappy (for: scrap), scrap (for: scrap), combat (for: combat), fight (for: fighting)
Hypernyms:
conflict, struggle, battle
Hyponyms:
gunfight, gunplay, shootout, brush, clash,
encounter, skirmish, close-quarter fighting, dogfight, fencing, in-fighting,
set-to, shock, impact, hassle, scuffle, tussle,
rough-and-tumble, duel, affaire d'honneur, fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest,
battering, banging, beating, whipping, affray, disturbance,
fray, ruffle, brawl, free-for-all, knife fight, snickersnee,
cut-and-thrust, rumble, gang fight, single combat
Part Meronyms:
blow
3. an aggressive willingness to compete (Freq. 2)
- the team was full of fight
Syn:
competitiveness
Derivationally related forms:
competitive (for: competitiveness)
Hypernyms:
aggressiveness
4. an intense verbal dispute
- a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate
Hypernyms:
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation,
tilt, argument, arguing
5. a boxing or wrestling match
- the fight was on television last night
Hypernyms:
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs

II - verb
1. be engaged in a fight;
carry on a fight (Freq. 112)
- the tribesmen fought each other
- Siblings are always fighting
- Militant groups are contending for control of the country
Syn:
contend, struggle
See Also:
fight off
Derivationally related forms:
struggle (for: struggle), fighter, fighting
Hyponyms:
bear down, fistfight, join battle, tug, oppose,
fight back, fight down, defend, settle, get back, battle,
combat, war, attack, assail, duel, joust,
chicken-fight, chickenfight, tourney, feud, skirmish, bandy,
fence, box, spar, scuffle, tussle, wrestle,
engage, wage
Entailment:
compete, vie, contend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
- Sam and Sue fight
- Sam cannot fight Sue
2. fight against or resist strongly (Freq. 34)
- The senator said he would oppose the bill
- Don't fight it!
Syn:
oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
Derivationally related forms:
defensive (for: defend), opponent (for: oppose), opposition (for: oppose), opposer (for: oppose), fighter
Hypernyms:
contend, struggle
Hyponyms:
recalcitrate, resist, stand, fend, hold out,
hold out, stand firm, repel, repulse, fight off,
rebuff, drive back
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
3. make a strenuous or labored effort (Freq. 8)
- She struggled for years to survive without welfare
- He fought for breath
Syn:
struggle
Derivationally related forms:
struggle (for: struggle), struggler (for: struggle)
Hypernyms:
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
Hyponyms:
tug, labor, labour, push, drive, flounder
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
4. 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 (Freq. 5)
- The liberal party pushed for reforms
- She is crusading for women's rights
- The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
Syn:
crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate
Derivationally related forms:
push (for: push), campaign (for: campaign), fighter, crusade (for: crusade), crusader (for: crusade)
Hypernyms:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
Verb Group:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody

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