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British English: /fʌɪt/
American English: /faɪt/

Translation of fight in French:


  • 1 [figurative] (struggle)
    lutte (f) (against contre) (for pour) (to do pour faire)
    the fight for survival
    la lutte pour la survie
    the fight for life
    le combat contre la mort
    to keep up the fight
    continuer le combat
    to put up a fight
    se défendre (against contre)
    a fight to the death [literal] [figurative]
    une lutte à mort
  • 2 (outbreak of fighting) (between civilians)
    bagarre (f) (between entre) (over pour)
    bataille (f) (between entre) (for pour)
    (between animals) combat (m) (between entre)
    to get into ou have a fight with somebody
    se bagarrer contre or avec quelqu'un
    to start a fight
    provoquer une bagarre (with contre or avec)
  • 3 (in boxing)
    combat (m) (between entre)
    to win/lose a fight
    gagner/perdre un combat
    a straight fight (between)
    un combat loyal (entre) (also figurative)
  • 4 (argument)
    dispute (f) (over au sujet de) (with avec)
    to have a fight with somebody
    se disputer avec quelqu'un
  • 5 (combative spirit) (physical)
    envie (f) de se battre
    (psychological) envie (f) de lutter
    there was no fight left in her
    elle n'avait plus envie de lutter

transitive verb prét, pp fought

  • 1 (gen) [figurative]
    lutter contre (disease, evil, opponent, emotion, problem, proposal, tendency)
    combattre (fire)
    mener (campaign, war) (against contre)
    to fight one's way through
    se frayer un passage dans (crowd)
    négocier (difficulties, obstacles)
    to fight somebody
    [literal] (Sport)
    se battre contre quelqu'un
    lutter contre quelqu'un
    to fight each other
    se battre
  • 2 (Politics)
    disputer (seat, election)
    se disputer (seat, election)

intransitive verb prét, pp fought

  • 1 [figurative] (campaign)
    lutter (for pour) (against contre) (to do pour faire)
    to fight hard
    lutter ferme
  • 2 [literal] (Military)
    se battre (against contre) (with avec)
    to fight for one's country
    se battre pour sa patrie
    to fight in a battle
    combattre dans une bataille
    to fight for one's life
    lutter pour la vie
    to fight for breath to stand and fight to go down fighting
    mourir au combat
    lutter jusqu'à la mort
    to fight over
    se disputer (land, possessions)
  • 3 (squabble)
    se quereller (over à propos de)


to fight the good fight

se battre pour la bonne cause

Phrasal verbs

fight back

1 fight back (physically, tactically)
se défendre (against contre)
(emotionally) ne pas se laisser faire
2 fight back [something]
ravaler (tears)
refréner (fear, anger)

fight down

fight down [something]
refréner (emotion)

fight off

1 fight off [something], fight [something] off [literal]
se libérer de (attacker)
vaincre (troops)
repousser (attack)
2 fight off [something] [figurative]
lutter contre (illness, despair)
rejeter (challenge, criticism, proposal, takeover bid)

fight on

poursuivre la lutte

fight out

fight out [something], fight [something] out
se battre pour régler (differences etc)
leave them to fight it out
laissez-les régler cela entre eux
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