Translation of fight in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense & past participle fought
- 1.1(animal)he fought in the First World War
lucharcombatió or luchó en la primera guerra mundialto fight to the deathpelear or luchar a muerteto fight
againstsomebodyluchar ( or combatir etc)to fight contraalguien againstsomethinglucharto fight contraalgo forsomebody/something(for king/country/cause)
poralguien/algo(for aim/policy)he fights for a living
luchar por conseguir or lograr algose gana la vida boxeandoshe was fighting for her lifese debatía entre la vida y la muertehe had to fight for breathle costaba muchísimo respirarto go down fightingluchar hasta el finalto fight shy of something/
-inghe tends to fight shy of emotional commitmentstiende a eludir or evitar los compromisos afectivoshe always fights shy of meeting the presssiempre procura esquivar or eludir a los periodistasExample 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 sentences1.2 (quarrel)to fight
- 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.
- 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.
also: fighting present participle(troops/units)2,000 fighting men were sent to the front
- 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.
de combateenviaron 2.000 combatientes or soldados al frenteExample sentences
- 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 it
luchar or combatir contrasi lo quieres vas a tener que vértelas conmigoFrazier fought Ali for the world title (in boxing)Frazier peleó contra Ali or se enfrentó a Ali por el título mundialto fight one's wayabrirse camino or paso a la fuerzaI had to fight my way into the halltuve que abrirme camino or paso a la fuerza para entrar en la sala1.2 (oppose)(fire/disease)
combatir(measure/proposal)I want to go so don't fight me on this
luchar contraquiero ir, así que no te me opongaswe'll fight them all the wayno 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) to fight a duelbatirse en or a dueloto fight a battlelibrar una batallathey fought a long war against the rebelslucharon contra los rebeldes or combatieron a los rebeldes durante largo tiempo2.2 (contest)(election)we intend to fight the case (Law)
presentarse apensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales ( or defendernos etc)to fight a seat (British English) (Politics)presentarse como candidato para conseguir un escaño
- 1 countable 1.1 (between persons) to put up a good fightofrecer or oponer resistenciaif you want a fight then I'm readysi quieres pelea or si quieres pelear, aquí estoyI'll give him a fight if he wants onele voy a hacer frente si me provocathey're looking for a fightestán buscando camorra or broncain a fair fightExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (boxing match)
- 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.
- 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 freedomla lucha contra la pobreza/por la libertadthe fight to survivela lucha por la supervivencia or para sobrevivirExample sentences2.2 (quarrel) to pick a fight with somebody
meterse con alguienExample 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.
- 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 fightaún seguía con ganas de pelearthere's no fight left in himno 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
defenderseto fight back
luchar2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (suppress)
(anger)she fought back the impulse to laugh
trató de aguantar la risa
(cold)she struggled to fight off sleep
trató de que no la venciera el sueño
ahora están compitiendo por el segundo puestoyou'll have to fight it out among yourselves
tendrán que resolverlo or [formal] dirimirlo entre ustedes
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