Fight - (v. i.) To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.
Fight - (v. i.) To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
Fight - (v. t.) To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
Fight - (v. t.) To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
Fight - (v. t.) To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
Fight - (v. i.) A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
Fight - (v. i.) A struggle or contest of any kind.
Fight - (v. i.) Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
Fight - (v. i.) A screen for the combatants in ships.
Bullfight - (n.) Alt. of Bullfighting
Bullfighting - (n.) A barbarous sport, of great antiquity, in which men torment, and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public amusement, -- still popular in Spain.
Bushfighter - (n.) One accustomed to bushfighting.
Bushfighting - (n.) Fighting in the bush, or from behind bushes, trees, or thickets.
Close-fights - (n. pl.) Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.
Cockfight - (n.) A match or contest of gamecocks.
Cockfighting - (n.) The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.
Cockfighting - (a.) Addicted to cockfighting.
Fighting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fight
Fighter - (n.) One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
Fighting - (a.) Qualified for war; fit for battle.
Fighting - (a.) Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field.
Fightingly - (adv.) Pugnaciously.
Fightwite - (n.) A mulct or fine imposed on a person for making a fight or quarrel to the disturbance of the peace.
Footfight - (n.) A conflict by persons on foot; -- distinguished from a fight on horseback.
Handyfight - (n.) A fight with the hands; boxing.
Sea fight - () An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle.
Fight - —v. (past and past part. Fought) 1 (often foll. By against, with) contend or contend with in war, battle, single combat, etc. 2 engage in (a battle, duel, etc.). 3 contend (an election); maintain (a lawsuit, cause, etc.) Against an opponent. 4 strive to achieve something or to overcome (disease, fire, etc.). 5 make (one's way) by fighting. —n. 1 a combat. B boxing-match. C battle. 2 conflict, struggle, or effort. 3 power or inclination to fight (no fight left). fight back 1 counter-attack. 2 suppress (tears etc.). Fight for 1 fight on behalf of. 2 fight to secure. Fight a losing battle struggle without hope of success. Fight off repel with effort. Fight out (usu. Fight it out) settle by fighting. Fight shy of avoid. Put up a fight offer resistance. [old english]
Bullfight - n. Public baiting, and usu. Killing, of bulls. bullfighter n. Bullfighting n.
Bun fight - n. Slang tea party.
Cock-fight - n. Fight between cocks as sport.
Dogfight - n. 1 close combat between fighter aircraft. 2 rough fight.
Fighter - n. 1 person or animal that fights. 2 fast military aircraft designed for attacking other aircraft.
Fighting chance - n. Slight chance of success if an effort is made.
Fighting fit - n. Fit and ready; at the peak of fitness.
Firefighter - n. = *fireman 1.
Freedom fighter - n. Terrorist or rebel claiming to fight for freedom.
Free fight - n. General fight in which all present join.
Gunfight - n. Us fight with firearms. gunfighter n.
Infighting - n. 1 conflict or competitiveness between colleagues. 2 boxing within arm's length.
Prizefight - n. Boxing-match fought for a prize of money. prizefighter n.
Straight fight - n. Polit. Contest between two candidates only.
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