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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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Downing Street has always fought shy of outlawing the practice,fearing the outraged headlines in the Daily Mail about the ``nanny state'' gone mad.
We have never fought shy of recognising that there has been a decline in some areas of the Welsh-speaking heartlands.
The capital did come calling in the mid-70s, but instead of buying into pure talent, the then Radio 1 controller Johnny Beerling eventually fought shy of hiring someone with a Brummie accent.
POLITICIANS have always fought shy of introducing privacy laws because they can't see how to get round the obvious accusation that they are protecting themselves so they can sleep safely in someone else's bed.
For too long the mandarins at Park Gardens have fought shy of pushing Scotland's case to host a major championship.
The cash-strapped Beeb has never fought shy of repeats.
Unfortunately, the layers have fought shy of providing total points prices.
Elsworth has never fought shy of elevating his horses to the highest platforms but he has never managed to win an Eclipse or a King George in a career dotted with both high class Flat horses like In The Grove and jumpers of which Desert Orchid was a legend.
Queensland state leader Peter Beattie described the bags as distasteful in the extreme, but fought shy of a ban.
ONCE upon a time, when the Marks & Spencer story was still a fairy tale, the chain store fought shy of high-profile publicity events.
YESTERDAY the Government fought shy of a quick decision on hunting with dogs.