Translation of fight in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense & past participle fought
- 1.1(animal)he fought in the First World Warto fight to the deathcombatió or luchó en la primera guerra mundialto fightpelear or luchar a muerte
againstsomebodyto fightluchar ( or combatir etc) contraalguien againstsomethingto fightluchar contraalgo forsomebody/something(for king/country/cause)luchar poralguien/algo(for aim/policy)he fights for a livingluchar por conseguir or lograr algoshe was fighting for her lifese gana la vida boxeandohe had to fight for breathse debatía entre la vida y la muerteto go down fightingle costaba muchísimo respirarto fight shy of something/luchar hasta el final -inghe tends to fight shy of emotional commitmentshe always fights shy of meeting the presstiende a eludir or evitar los compromisos afectivossiempre procura esquivar or eludir a los periodistasExample sentences1.2 (quarrel) See examples:to fight
- 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.
over/ aboutsomething(couple/brothers/friends)pelearse poralgoExample sentences1.3
also: fighting present participle(troops/units)2,000 fighting men were sent to the frontde combateenviaron 2.000 combatientes or soldados al frenteExample 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.
- 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.
- He fights his vessel well.
transitive verb past tense & past participle fought
- 1 1.1(army/country)if you want it, you'll have to fight me for itluchar or combatir contraFrazier fought Ali for the world title (in boxing)si lo quieres vas a tener que vértelas conmigoto fight one's wayFrazier peleó contra Ali or se enfrentó a Ali por el título mundialI had to fight my way into the hallabrirse camino or paso a la fuerza1.2 (oppose)tuve que abrirme camino or paso a la fuerza para entrar en la sala(fire/disease)(measure/proposal)I want to go so don't fight me on thisoponerse aluchar contrawe'll fight them all the wayquiero ir, así que no te me opongasno les vamos a dar cuartelExample 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) See examples: to fight a duelto fight a battlebatirse en or a duelothey fought a long war against the rebelslibrar una batalla2.2 (contest)lucharon contra los rebeldes or combatieron a los rebeldes durante largo tiempo(election)we intend to fight the case (Law)presentarse ato fight a seat (British English) (Politics)pensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales ( or defendernos etc)presentarse como candidato para conseguir un escañoExample 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.
- 1 countable 1.1 (between persons) to put up a good fightif you want a fight then I'm readyofrecer or oponer resistenciaI'll give him a fight if he wants onesi quieres pelea or si quieres pelear, aquí estoythey're looking for a fightle voy a hacer frente si me provocain a fair fight 1.2 (boxing match)están buscando camorra or broncaExample 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 countable 2.1 (struggle) the fight against poverty/for freedomthe fight to survivela lucha contra la pobreza/por la libertad2.2 (quarrel) to pick a fight with somebodyla lucha por la supervivencia or para sobrevivirmeterse con alguienExample 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.
- 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.
- 3 uncountable (fighting spirit) he was still full of fightthere's no fight left in himaún seguía con ganas de pelearno le quedan ánimos para lucharExample 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.
- 1verb + adverb
- they are now fighting it out for second place
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