fight

(redirected from fight back)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

fight

(Argument), noun altercation, bickering, broil, clash, conflict, confrontation, contest, controversy, debate, difference, disagreement, discord, disputation, dissension, embroilment, estrangement, expression of contrary opinions, imbroglio, logomachy, oral contention, polemics, pugna, quarrel, row, schism, squabble, strife, verbal contest, war of words, wrangle

fight

(Battle), noun action, affray, appeal to arms, armed action, assault, attack, bloodshed, bout, brawl, clash of arms, combat, contest, encounter, engagement, exchangeof blows, fracas, fray, hostile encounter, pugilatio, rencounter, resistance, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle, war, warfare

fight

(Battle), verb act in opposition, altercate, appeal to arms, assail, assault, assume the offensive, attack, bandy with, be violent, break the peace, campaign, carry on war, challenge, close with, combat, come to blows, commit hostilities, compete with, confront, contend, contest, declare war, duel, engage, exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs, face danger, go to war, grapple with, have words with, joust, make war, oppose, proelium committere, pummel, rebel, reluct, resort to arms, revolt, scrimmage, scuffle, set to, spar, squabble, stand up to, strike, struggle against, take on, take the offensive, take up arms, tourney, tussle, vie with, wage war, wrestle with

fight

(Counteract), verb act in opposition to, be at cross-purposes, be contrary, be obstructive, confound, contradict, counter, countermine, counterpose, cross, debar, defy, disapprove, foil, frustrate, hinder, impede, inhibit, interfere, make a stand against, negate, obstruct, oppose, preclude, prevent, protest, rebuff, repulse, resist, run against, run counter to, side against, spurn, stand against, stand up to, thwart, traverse, vote down, work against
Associated concepts: fight passage
See also: affray, altercation, beat, bicker, brawl, collision, commotion, conflict, confrontation, contend, contention, contest, difference, disagree, disagreement, dispute, fracas, fray, grapple, incompatibility, oppose, opposition, oppugn, resist, resistance, rift, strife, strike, strive, struggle, withstand
References in periodicals archive ?
The Fight Back mission statement says: "St Andrew's does not require a new start; it needs to maintain the very high standards it has set in education, discipline and morals.
Houllier added: "I have a team, a contract and a plan, and I want to fight back and see this through.
It was my first fight back at welterweight, so I wanted to see what was what.
The fight back that Valdez describes has evolved into a remarkable story of municipal transformation that, in less than two years, has seen Santa Fe's City Hall wrenched from the hands of a conservative, pro-development establishment and handed over to one of the most progressive local governments in America.
A SPATE of break-ins at a trendy new housing complex has forced raging residents to fight back.
The abuse against Puccio and other friends got so bad that they finally mustered up the courage to fight back, killing Kent and unceremoniously dumping his body in a rock pit near the Everglades in 1993.
Being on the Left means always to press against the boundaries of the possible, to dig in and fight back against the assault from the Right.
Let The Center for Public Integrity guide you through the intimidating process of gathering information and using it to fight back against environmental injustices, with its recently released Citizen Muckraking: How to Investigate and Right Wrongs in Your Community (Common Courage Press, $15.
Adds Janet: "The more people learn how to fight back, then more will decide they can fight back too.
These two cases, properly understood and interpreted, still could serve as rally ing points for progressive strategies de signed to help communities fight back against corporate disinvestment and autocracy.
King died speaking out for the striking sanitation workers - is a day to stand together and fight back.
April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group (THOMG), a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center serving the Los Angeles area, has been named Fight Back Chair for the American Cancer Society's 2011 Relay for Life of Beverly Hills.