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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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They could get back into gear against a Bath side who are on a poor run of just one win in eight, but the confidence to fight fire with fire was lacking last time out.
We thought we'd fight fire with fire and let him have a couple.
CHELSEA are ready to fight fire with fire against Stoke City - by unleashing their own long-throw weapon
Australia's most successful fast bowler, who was regularly the target of crowd heckling in England, said Australian players risk even worse treatment if they try to fight fire with fire.
If Scotland are to stand a chance of recording a shock win then Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Euan Murray and Nathan Hines are going to have to fight fire with fire against the likes of Phil Vickery, Andrew Sheridan and Simon Shaw.
Yes, it's a radical suggestion but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire ( no pun intended.
CARDIFF DEMONS aim to fight fire with fire when they face West London Sharks for the third time this season in the Rugby League Conference play-offs today.
There are people who say the end justifies the means and that we should fight fire with fire.
SPEEDWAY star James Grieves is ready to fight fire with fire in a bid to save his farewell meeting.
They'll go all out to level things up early on I suspect so I'd go and fight fire with fire right from the kick off.
Real will hope to fight fire with fire through forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.