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Definition 1: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
  • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(fight is a kind of ...) a military engagement

"he saw action in Korea"

(... is a kind of fight ) any catastrophically destructive battle

"they called the first World War an Armageddon"

(... is a kind of fight ) a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place

(... is a kind of fight ) a pitched battle between naval fleets

(... is a kind of fight ) an engagement fought between two military forces

(... is a kind of fight ) an aerial engagement between fighter planes

(... is a kind of fight ) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

(... is an instance of fight) in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants

(... is an instance of fight) the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it

(... is part of fight) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

"thousands of people were killed in the war"

(fight belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fight broke out at the hockey game
  • there was fighting in the streets
  • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(fight is a kind of ...) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

"the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph" "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

(... is a kind of fight ) a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten

(... is a kind of fight ) a fight with bare fists

(... is a kind of fight ) the act of subjecting to strong attack

(... is a kind of fight ) the act of overcoming or outdoing

(... is a kind of fight ) a noisy fight

(... is a kind of fight ) a noisy fight in a crowd

(... is a kind of fight ) fighting with knives

(... is a kind of fight ) a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

(... is a kind of fight ) a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

(... is a kind of fight ) disorderly fighting

(... is a kind of fight ) a minor short-term fight

(... is a kind of fight ) hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters

(... is a kind of fight ) a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)

(... is a kind of fight ) the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

(... is a kind of fight ) conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)

(... is a kind of fight ) a brief but vigorous fight

(... is a kind of fight ) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

"the armies met in the shock of battle"

(... is a kind of fight ) a fight between two people

"in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"

(fight is a part of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 3: a boxing or wrestling match - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fight was on television last night

(fight is a kind of ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 4: an aggressive willingness to compete - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the team was full of fight

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(fight is a kind of ...) the quality of being bold and enterprising

Definition 5: an intense verbal dispute - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate

(fight is a kind of ...) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

"they were involved in a violent argument"

Definition 6: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight - [verb of competition]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tribesmen fought each other
  • Siblings are always fighting
  • Militant groups are contending for control of the country

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of fight ) carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

(... is a kind of fight ) fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders

(... is a kind of fight ) engage in a tourney

(... is a kind of fight ) carry out a feud

"The two professors have been feuding for years"

(... is a kind of fight ) engage in a skirmish

(... is a kind of fight ) exchange blows

(... is a kind of fight ) fight with fencing swords

(... is a kind of fight ) engage in a boxing match

(... is a kind of fight ) fight with spurs

"the gamecocks were sparring"

(... is a kind of fight ) fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

"the drunken men started to scuffle"

(... is a kind of fight ) engage in a wrestling match

"The children wrestled in the garden"

(... is a kind of fight ) joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

(... is a kind of fight ) fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

"In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters"

(... is a kind of fight ) exert full strength

"The pitcher bore down"

(... is a kind of fight ) fight with the fists

"The man wanted to fist-fight"

(... is a kind of fight ) engage in a conflict

"The battle over health care reform was joined"

(... is a kind of fight ) struggle in opposition

"She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"

(... is a kind of fight ) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

(... is a kind of fight ) get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury

"I finally settled with my old enemy"

(... is a kind of fight ) defend oneself

(... is a kind of fight ) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

"The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq" "We must combat the prejudices against other races" "they battled over the budget"

(... is a kind of fight ) make or wage war

(... is a kind of fight ) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(fight implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Definition 7: fight against or resist strongly - [verb of competition]

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The senator said he would oppose the bill
  • Don't fight it!

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(fight is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(... is a kind of fight ) show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient

"The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"

(... is a kind of fight ) withstand the force of something

"The trees resisted her" "stand the test of time" "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

(... is a kind of fight ) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

(... is a kind of fight ) force or drive back

"repel the attacker" "fight off the onslaught" "rebuff the attack"

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She struggled for years to survive without welfare
  • He fought for breath

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(fight is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

(... is a kind of fight ) strive and make an effort to reach a goal

"She tugged for years to make a decent living" "We have to push a little to make the deadline!" "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

(... is a kind of fight ) behave awkwardly; have difficulties

"She is floundering in college"

Samples where fight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Synonyms for fight in the sense of this definition

(fight has a similar meaning as ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

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