Fight

Definition of Fight

Pronunciation: fīt
v. i.1.To strive or contened 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.
[imp. & p. p. Fought (fạt); p. pr. & vb. n. Fighting.]
You do fight against your country's foes.
- Shak.
To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.
- Milton.
2.To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
To fight shy
to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.
v. t.1.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.
He had to fight his way through the world.
- Macaulay.
I have fought a good fight.
- 2 Tim. iv. 7.
2.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.
3.To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
To fight it out
to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.
n.1.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.
Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
- Milton.
2.A struggle or contest of any kind.
3.Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
4.A screen for the combatants in ships.
Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.
- Dryden.
Running fight
a fight in which the enemy is continually chased; also, one which continues without definite end or result.

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