fight with

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See: engage, involve
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Two or three nights in every week the gloves were brought out, either in the hall or fifth-form room; and every boy who was ever likely to fight at all knew all his neighbours' prowess perfectly well, and could tell to a nicety what chance he would have in a stand-up fight with any other boy in the house.
If Tom'll only condescend to fight with his head and heels," as East mutters to Martin, "we shall do.
He reflected upon the different characters of men he had to fight with, and began to view his situation more clearly.
This is the gentleman I am going to fight with," said Athos, pointing to D'Artagnan with his hand and saluting him with the same gesture.
And I also am to fight with this gentleman," said Aramis, coming in his turn onto the place.
Nelson had got into a fight with Bill Kelley on the Annie and was carrying a bullet-hole through his left hand.
Infadoos, who was a wary old general, and knew the absolute importance of keeping up the spirits of his men on the eve of such a desperate encounter, employed the pause in addressing his own regiment, the Greys, in poetical language: explaining to them the honour that they were receiving in being put thus in the forefront of the battle, and in having the great white warrior from the Stars to fight with them in their ranks; and promising large rewards of cattle and promotion to all who survived in the event of Ignosi's arms being successful.
Myself I cannot fight with thee, for the king fights not except in war.
Nay," interposed Ignosi hastily; "thou shalt not fight with Incubu.
So the airships passed one after the other along the American column as it sought to keep up its fight with the Furst Bismarck, the Hermann, and the Germanicus, and each airship added to the destruction and confusion its predecessor had made.
He said that they only signed to fight Williams because they couldn't come to an agreement with Arum for a fight with Cotto.