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Meaning & Definition of Fight in English





1. A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

  • "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of chickamauga"
  • "He lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
  • battle,
  • conflict,
  • fight,
  • engagement

2. The act of fighting

  • Any contest or struggle
  • "A fight broke out at the hockey game"
  • "There was fighting in the streets"
  • "The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
  • fight,
  • fighting,
  • combat,
  • scrap

3. An aggressive willingness to compete

  • "The team was full of fight"
  • competitiveness,
  • fight

4. An intense verbal dispute

  • "A violent fight over the bill is expected in the senate"
  • fight

5. A boxing or wrestling match

  • "The fight was on television last night"
  • fight


1. 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"
  • contend,
  • fight,
  • struggle

2. Fight against or resist strongly

  • "The senator said he would oppose the bill"
  • "Don't fight it!"
  • fight,
  • oppose,
  • fight back,
  • fight down,
  • defend

3. Make a strenuous or labored effort

  • "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"
  • "He fought for breath"
  • fight,
  • struggle

4. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person

  • Be an advocate for
  • "The liberal party pushed for reforms"
  • "She is crusading for women's rights"
  • "The dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
  • crusade,
  • fight,
  • press,
  • campaign,
  • push,
  • agitate

Examples of using

Tom and Mary fight constantly.
They fight constantly.
We fight something from another world.