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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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NOBODY can accuse those running this orchestra of fighting shy of innovative and interesting programming.
Today sees the Duke enter unknown territory as he tackles 1m4f for the first time, and while Murtagh and O'Brien are fighting shy of any bold predictions about the colt's stamina for the task in hand, the jockey admits to being hopeful that his mount will get the trip.
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SAVERS are fighting shy of using their tax-free allowances to invest in shares.
FUND-RAISERS in Eastern Green who raised pounds 2,000 to buy a HeartStart machine were dismayed to find that people are fighting shy of learning how to use it.
Business owners and managers are still fighting shy of buying over the Internet - but they will do so when the right services are available, according to a survey by on-line press release writing service Think-PR.