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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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After fighting off her attacker, terrified Caitlin ran home and told her parents what happened.
The victim suffered a hand injury which needed hospital treatment after fighting off one of the attackers.
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The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria (Little, Brown and Company, $25) takes us on a voyage through an often-ignored war--one in which the bacteria we've been fighting off with antibiotics for the past 50 years are mutating to become increasingly resistant to new medications.
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Between 1993 and 2001, overall mortality declined sharply--reflecting the benefits of HAART in fighting off AIDS-related deaths.
The quality at-bat is characterized by the batter never giving in to the pitcher, fighting off the pitcher's best pitch.
6) Include fish in your holiday tradition - Omega-B oils in tuna steak, salmon, mackerel and sardines are protective of your cell's linings in fighting off cancer growth.