Definition of fighting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfīdiNG/


The action of fighting; violence or conflict: terrible fighting broke out in the streets
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  • The tunnels played a major role in the last round of heavy fighting, in summer 2006.
  • The United Nations now says almost 115,000 people have been uprooted by the fighting in Georgia.
  • King Harold is dead, fallen in a day of savage fighting against Duke William of Normandy.
warfare, war, battles, skirmishing, rioting


Displaying or engaging in violence, combat, or aggression: he was a fighting man he put up his fists and took a fighting stance
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  • He brings with him a bodyguard of Irish fighting men.
  • They have been put in place over centuries to protect the effectiveness of the fighting force.
  • Give the poor guy at least a fighting chance Ed.

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Syllabification: fight·ing

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