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

Translation of fight in Spanish:

intransitive verb past tense & past participle fought

  • 1
    he fought in the First World War
    combatió or luchó en la primera guerra mundial
    to fight to the death
    pelear or luchar a muerte
    to fight against somebody
    luchar ( or combatir etc. ) contra alguien
    to fight against something
    luchar contra algo
    to fight for somebody/something
    (for king/country/cause)
    luchar por alguien/algo
    (for aim/policy)
    luchar por conseguir or lograr algo
    he fights for a living
    se gana la vida boxeando
    she was fighting for her life
    se debatía entre la vida y la muerte
    he had to fight for breath
    le costaba muchísimo respirar
    to go down fighting
    luchar hasta el final
    to fight shy of something/-inghe tends to fight shy of emotional commitments
    tiende a eludir or evitar los compromisos afectivos
    he always fights shy of meeting the press
    siempre procura esquivar or eludir a los periodistas
    Example sentences
    • A study found that girls as young as 13 are smoking, swearing, fighting, drinking and disrupting lessons in ever higher numbers.
    • Her personal bodyguards fought valiantly to keep by her side.
    • Needless to say, I struggled and fought like hell the whole damn way.
    Example sentences
    • He returns to battle and fights, pushing ever closer to the walls of the city.
    • The people of Arnhem yesterday welcomed back the old soldiers who fought so bravely to free them 60 years ago.
    • People come and go, epochs change, battles are fought, wars won and lost, but India exists.
    Example sentences
    • The pundits tell us that this entire election was fought over a difference of opinion about how to spend 2% of our GDP.
    • It is a contest being fought by e-mail, direct mail and telephone, alongside the traditional door knock.
    • A close contest was fought with the American Lisa Raymond on Court 18.
  • 2 (quarrel)to fight over/about something
    pelearse por algo
    Example sentences
    • They have been fighting over custody issues for an epic two years.
    • Does your child hear you talking about troubles at work or fighting with your spouse about financial matters?
    • George I and his son shared a deep mutual dislike for each other, were political opposites, and fought constantly.
  • 3
    also: fighting present participle
    de combate
    2,000 fighting men were sent to the front
    enviaron 2.000 combatientes or soldados al frente
    Example sentences
    • He fights his vessel well.

transitive verb past tense & past participle fought

  • 1 1.1
    luchar or combatir contra
    if you want it, you'll have to fight me for it
    si lo quieres vas a tener que vértelas conmigo
    Frazier fought Ali for the world title (in boxing)
    Frazier peleó contra Ali or se enfrentó a Ali por el título mundial
    to fight one's way
    abrirse camino or paso a la fuerza
    I had to fight my way into the hall
    tuve que abrirme camino or paso a la fuerza para entrar en la sala
    1.2 (oppose)
    oponerse a
    luchar contra
    I want to go so don't fight me on this
    quiero ir, así que no te me opongas
    we'll fight them all the way
    no les vamos a dar cuartel
    Example sentences
    • The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wants to expand the government's powers to fight terrorism.
    • Why do we fight even what we know to be in our own vital interests?
    • Forty fire trucks and 440 firefighters valiantly fought the blaze for three hours.
  • 2 2.1 (wage, conduct) to fight a duel
    batirse en or a duelo
    to fight a battle
    librar una batalla
    they fought a long war against the rebels
    lucharon contra los rebeldes or combatieron a los rebeldes durante largo tiempo
    2.2 (contest)
    presentarse a
    we intend to fight the case (Law)
    pensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales ( or defendernos etc. )
    to fight a seat (British) (Politics)
    presentarse como candidato para conseguir un escaño


  • 1 countable 1.1 (between persons)
    (between armies, companies) lucha (feminine)
    contienda (feminine)
    to put up a good fight
    ofrecer or oponer resistencia
    if you want a fight then I'm ready
    si quieres pelea or si quieres pelear, aquí estoy
    I'll give him a fight if he wants one
    le voy a hacer frente si me provoca
    they're looking for a fight
    están buscando camorra or bronca
    in a fair fight
    Example sentences
    • Her right arm is in bandages after she got into a fight at a nightclub with a crazed fan.
    • Another time everything was going fine in America until he got into a fight with a Columbian man and once more was deported.
    • Somewhere between Colorado and New Mexico he got into a fight with an irate florist.
    Example sentences
    • Every combatant there went into the arena in full battle gear for a fight to death or surrender.
    • There were casualties in wars, battles, fights; He knew and understood this.
    • The two shared their ideas on battles and fights and the results came up with a quite an interesting effect.
    1.2 (boxing match)
    Example sentences
    • This was his last hurrah but even today, he still stays in the boxing games by refereeing fights in Ohio.
    • This year will also witness the last fights of boxing legend Lennox Lewis.
    • The only time he was ever shook or stopped were in his fights with Holmes and Tyson.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (struggle) the fight against poverty/for freedom
    la lucha contra la pobreza/por la libertad
    the fight to survive
    la lucha por la supervivencia or para sobrevivir
    Example sentences
    • A mother dying from cancer has lost her fight for life and the chance to see her imprisoned son for the first time in three years.
    • The only way to make them say yes is to collect the people in a movement that is seen as a fight for the basic rights of individuals.
    • But Mr Aldred said he will never give up in his fight for justice.
    2.2 (quarrel) to pick a fight with somebody
    meterse con alguien
    Example sentences
    • And, you know, like any normal couple, we have our fights and arguments and disagreements.
    • In the future, fights and disagreements between husbands and wives will simply result in the immediate end of their marriages.
    • There were no fights, no arguments, nothing of the sort.
  • 3 uncountable (fighting spirit) he was still full of fight
    aún seguía con ganas de pelear
    there's no fight left in him
    no le quedan ánimos para luchar
    Example sentences
    • By late October, they were being hailed for their spirit and fight.
    • I realised that I had no fight left in me, no strength left to challenge what was being said.
    • Alex praised us for our spirit and fight and he's got to take a lot of credit for the tactics he used.

Phrasal verbs

fight back

1verb + adverb
to fight back against somebody/something
luchar contra alguien/algo
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (suppress)
she fought back the impulse to laugh
trató de aguantar la risa

fight down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

fight off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
she struggled to fight off sleep
trató de que no la venciera el sueño

fight on

verb + adverb
seguir luchando

fight out

verb + object + adverb
they are now fighting it out for second place
ahora están compitiendo por el segundo puesto
you'll have to fight it out among yourselves
tendrán que resolverlo entre ustedes
tendrán que dirimirlo entre ustedes [formal]
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