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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
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Sometimes I try to steer away from fighting fire with fire and go for peace, harmony and Joan Baez.
In her twisted mind, she's literally fighting fire with fire after a family row, which starts with Jack throwing Diane out, then beating up Billy.
When David came back from England duty after losing his place we had a chat and we talked about fighting fire with fire," recalled Flowers.
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Howard Zinn is quite correct in pointing out that, at least in terms of political violence, fighting fire with fire is a contradiction that often spreads violence.
We take these encroachments seriously, and in this case we're fighting fire with fire,'' Romney communications director Eric Fehrnstrom said in a telephone interview from Boston.
Others, of course, are fighting fire with fire and upgrading their technology defenses.
Shell might have done better to suggest fighting fire with fire.
Hoping to preserve the world's chocolate output, scientists have begun fighting fire with fire, so to speak--or in this case, fungus with fungus.
Brenner is one of a growing number of land managers who believe in fighting fire with fire.