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Meaning & Definition of Fight in English

English

Fight

/faɪt/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • fight
  • ,
  • fighting
  • ,
  • combat
  • ,
  • scrap

3. An aggressive willingness to compete

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

4. An intense verbal dispute

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

5. A boxing or wrestling match

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

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • contend
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • struggle

2. Fight against or resist strongly

  • "The senator said he would oppose the bill"
  • "Don't fight it!"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • crusade
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • campaign
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • agitate

Examples of using

I wish you two didn't always fight.
I wish you two didn't always fight.
I'm not looking for a fight with you.