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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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Flight response trials were divided into disturbance and observation phases.
If you are in character, the fight or flight response won't be triggered."
Unfortunately, lesser stressors - urgent deadlines, troubles at home, or even a traffic jam - can also turn on the fight or flight response.
It's preparation for a fight or flight response, but as it's not a physical challenge the response is actually inappropriate.
Most are hyper-reactive with a well-developed flight response, so it is not difficult to teach them to go forward without whips.
Oxygen starvation chronically excites the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system and the fight or flight response," says Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath.
They theorized that this physiologic effect is part of the fight or flight response mediated by the sympathetic nervous system.
Controlled breathing helps to diffuse the body's fight or flight response which is triggered when we're anxious.
This nerve cell is crucial in triggering a flight response in hungry, but not in fed animals.
The team believes the pain-lessening effect occurs because swearing triggers the fight or flight response.
"It induces stress and creates a fight or flight response, as if there was an intruder in your room.
His words of wisdom have extended to matters as diverse as the effect of soil composition on racing form, mechanical forces at work when a hoof `shears' through the turf, and the capacity possessed by certain jockeys to arouse a flight response in their mounts.

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