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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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Ruth Maher - has landed the lead role in a full-length feature film, called Fight Back Picture: COLIN LANE
He advised all women to attend a self-defence course to give them the confidence they needed to fight back.
I knew I had to fight back or, better yet, attack them first to show heart.
My form's good and I've got the fight back in me, the will to win.
The BBC1 show said investigating officer Mark Shields felt it would be difficult to strangle a man of Woolmer's size if he were in a position to fight back.
The Democrats are too laissez-faire; they just don't fight back in the same way.
Nanlaban, if at all it was meant to sound more onomatopoeic than lumaban, means to fight back, and fight back with defiance.
But the idea angered parents at St Andrew's who set up a group Fight Back to oppose the plan.
St Helens Council is asking residents to fight back and gather information on the fraudsters who send them unsolicited mail, phone calls or emails.
They were attacking people who could not fight back with sticks and bars.
GOALS from Gary McSheffrey and Lilian Nalis saw Coventry fight back to grab a point at Portman Road.
A police source said last night: "The evidence we now have points to the fact that Rory did fight back against his attacker.