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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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However, the flame-haired ballerina - who was a principal dancer for Sadler's Wells - always fought shy of her fame brought about by her celluloid role.
Unfortunately historians have fought shy of explicit theorizing, though with the recent interest in cultural historical models that shyness may be disappearing--at least in terms of willingness to use models developed by other scholars even if they are not always adequately tested by those using them.
So you'd think all at Manchester United would have fought shy of the resonance of '66 this week, and avoided all references to fate and events being pre-ordained, like the plague.
The government has fought shy of any radical changes in any key areas which would make life better for the citizens of the UK.
The Government has consistently fought shy of tackling supermarket power.
The Government has pushed ahead with devolution but fought shy of a funding review which would be likely to pitch region against region in the very way Mr Massow suggests.
However, Newcastle's boss has never fought shy of controversy and confrontation during his long time in management and is willing to ride out another storm.
They could, of course, conduct a referendum among the population, but they seem to have fought shy of that, even with Rugby Borough Council backing.
I ALWAYS fought shy of PEPS, but I am tempted by the ISAs and the safeguard of the standards set for them by the Government.
Large record companies have previously fought shy of downloading commercially copyrighted music over the web because of worries over piracy;, until now the sector has previously been dominated by small independent record labels using systems such as Liquid Audio's MP3 audio compression system (CI No 3,460).
In the early stages of progressive education, its devotees fought shy of imposing adult conceptions upon the young.
Boler has had a big stake in Maine Road for almost 20 years but has always fought shy of publicity.