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fight British & World English

Take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons

fight English Thesaurus

he saw two men fighting

fist fight British & World English

A fight with the fists

proxy fight British & World English

A competitive struggle between two corporate factions for the proxy votes from shareholders needed to control a corporation

sword fight British & World English

A combat using swords as weapons

pillow fight British & World English

A mock fight using pillows

fight shy of British & World English

Be unwilling to undertake or become involved with

pick a fight British & World English

Talk or behave in such a way as to provoke a fight or argument

fight one's corner British & World English

Defend one’s position or interests

fight or flight British & World English

The instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away

put up a fight British & World English

Offer resistance to an attack

a straight fight British & World English

A contest between just two opponents, especially in an election

fight fire with fire British & World English

Use the weapons or tactics of one’s enemy or opponent, even if one finds them distasteful

fight a losing battle British & World English

Be fated to fail in one’s efforts

make a fight of it British & World English

Put up a spirited show of resistance in a fight or contest

fight like cat and dog British & World English

(Of two people) be continually arguing with one another

fight someone/thing off British & World English

Defend oneself against an attack by someone or something

live to fight another day British & World English

Survive a particular experience or ordeal

to the finish British & World English

Until the complete defeat of one of the parties involved

bunfight British & World English

A tea party or other function, typically of a grand or official kind

catfight British & World English

A fight between women

dogfight British & World English

A close combat between military aircraft

outfight British & World English

Fight better than and beat (an opponent)

bullfight British & World English

A public spectacle, especially in Spain, at which a bull is baited and killed

fightback British & World English

A great effort to gain a position of strength made by a person or group who seem likely to lose a contest

firefight British & World English

A battle using guns rather than bombs or other weapons

prizefight British & World English

A boxing match, typically an unlicensed one, fought for prize money

fight or flight in fight British & World English

The instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away

a straight fight in straight British & World English

A contest between just two opponents, especially in an election

fight for in fight English Thesaurus

a militant who fought for the rights of all workers

fight back in fight English Thesaurus

use your pent-up anger to fight back

to the finish in finish British & World English

Until the complete defeat of one of the parties involved

fight shy of in fight British & World English

Be unwilling to undertake or become involved with

pick a fight or quarrel in pick1 British & World English

Talk or behave in such a way as to provoke a fight or argument

fight shy of in fight English Thesaurus

some people fight shy of taking out a personal loan

fight one's corner in corner British & World English

Defend one’s position or interests

put up a fight in fight British & World English

Offer resistance to an attack

fight fire with fire in fight British & World English

Use the weapons or tactics of one’s enemy or opponent, even if one finds them distasteful

fight a losing battle in fight British & World English

Be fated to fail in one’s efforts

make a fight of it in fight British & World English

Put up a spirited show of resistance in a fight or contest

fight like cat and dog in fight British & World English

(Of two people) be continually arguing with one another

fight like cat and dog or like cats and dogs in fight English Thesaurus

we are both extremely volatile and have always fought like cat and dog

live to fight another day in live1 British & World English

Survive a particular experience or ordeal

fight someone/something off in fight English Thesaurus

he fought off a bull terrier that attacked his dog