There are 2 translations of fight in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /faɪt/

vi (past & past p fought)

  • 1.1 [army/country] luchar, combatir; [person] pelear, luchar; [animal] luchar 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 sb luchar ( or combatir etc) contra algn to fight against sth luchar contra algo to fight for sb/sth [for king/country/cause] luchar por algn/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 sth/-ing he 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
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    • 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.
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    • When he fought Corrales, he fought a very good fighter who was fighting the best fight of his life.
    • Young, like Byrd, fought some monster heavyweights as well.
    • Following four comeback fights, he was in position to fight new champion Evander Holyfield.
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    • 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.
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    • Their crime was to form a union of agricultural labourers to fight for better wages and conditions.
    • It goes to show what we pensioners can achieve if we stand up and fight for our rights.
    • A group of Kingston doctors has united to fight for the return of the family doctor.
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    • 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.
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    • Tara crossed her arms over her chest, fighting the feeling of defensiveness she got whenever he spoke to her like that.
    • The customer turned towards the door, and she once again fought the urge to hide.
    • He fought hard the urge to look around at all the people, the shouting, the screaming.
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    • You fought your way through the crowds to get it, just for this moment.
    • After the group finished their set, my friends and I fought our way through the crowd to catch another band on the main stage.
    • We fought our way - and we mean fought our way - through the crowd waiting to get into the Evanescence show.
    1.2 (quarrel) to fight over/about sth [couple/brothers/friends] pelearse por algo
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    • 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.
    (fighting pres p)
    [troops/units] de combate 2,000 fighting men were sent to the front enviaron 2.000 combatientes or soldados al frente
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    • 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.
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    • He fights his vessel well.

vt (past & past p fought)

  • 1 1.1 [army/country] 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) [fire/disease] combatir; [measure/proposal] combatir, 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
  • 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) [election] presentarse a we intend to fight the case [Law] pensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales ( or defendernos etc) to fight a seat (BrE) [Pol] presentarse como candidato para conseguir un escaño

Phrasal verbs

fight back

v + adv defenderse* to fight back against sb/sth luchar contra algn/algo 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (suppress) [tears] contener*; [anger] reprimir she fought back the impulse to laugh trató de aguantar la risa

fight down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
(suppress) [fear] vencer*; [anger] reprimir; [tears] contener*

fight off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[attack/enemy] rechazar*; [cold] combatir she struggled to fight off sleep trató de que no la venciera el sueño

fight on

v + adv
seguir* luchando

fight out

v + o + adv
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 or [formal] dirimirlo entre ustedes

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There are 2 translations of fight in Spanish:



  • 1 c 1.1 (between persons) pelea (f); (brawl) pelea (f), riña (f); (between armies, companies) lucha (f), contienda (f) 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 en buena lid
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (boxing match) pelea (f), combate (m)
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    • 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 c 2.1 (struggle) lucha (f) 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 2.2 (quarrel) pelea (f), pleito (m) (Méx) to pick a fight with sb meterse con algn
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    • 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 u (fighting spirit) espíritu (m) de lucha, combatividad (f) 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
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    • 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.

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