HyperDic: fight

English > 9 senses of the word fight:
VERBcompetitionfight, contend, strugglebe engaged in a fight
competitionfight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
socialfight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
socialfight, crusade, press, campaign, push, agitateexert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
NOUNactfight, battle, conflict, engagementa hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
actfight, fighting, combat, scrapthe act of fighting
attributefight, competitivenessan aggressive willingness to compete
communicationfightan intense verbal / verbal / verbal dispute
actfighta boxing or wrestling match
fight > pronunciation
Soundsfay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > fight: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
Synonymsbattle, conflict, engagement
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesBattle of BritainThe prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
DroghedaIn 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
Part ofwar, warfareThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
NarrowerArmageddonAny catastrophically destructive battle / battle
assaultClose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
combat, armed combatAn engagement fought between two military forces
dogfightAn aerial engagement between fighter planes
naval battleA pitched battle between naval fleets
pitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishacción, batalla, combate, conflicto, lucha
Catalanacció, batalla, combat, lluita
Verbsfightbe engaged in a fight
English > fight: 9 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
Examples
  • "a fight broke out at the hockey game"
  • "there was fighting in the streets"
Synonymsfighting, combat, scrap
PartsblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Narroweraffray, disturbance, fray, ruffleA noisy fight
battering, bangingThe act of subjecting to strong attack
beating, whippingThe act of overcoming or outdoing
brawl, free-for-allA noisy fight in a crowd
brush, clash, encounter, skirmishA minor short-term fight
close-quarter fightinghand-to-hand fighting at close quarters
dogfightA violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
duel, affaire d'honneurA prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
fencingThe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfestA fight with bare fists
gunfight, gunplay, shootoutA fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumbledisorderly fighting
in-fightingconflict / conflict / conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
knife fight, snickersnee, cut-and-thrustfighting with knives
rumble, gang fightA fight between rival gangs of adolescents
set-toA brief but vigorous fight
shock, impactThe violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
single combatA fight between two people
Broaderconflict, struggle, battleAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
Spanishacción, batalla, brega, combate, lucha, pelea
Catalanbaralla, batalla, brega, combat, lluita
Verbsfightbe engaged in a fight
English > fight: 9 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningAn aggressive willingness to compete.
Example"the team was full of fight"
Synonymcompetitiveness
BroaderaggressivenessThe quality of being bold and enterprising
Spanishcompetitividad, lucha
Catalancompetitivitat
Verbsfightmake a strenuous or labored effort
English > fight: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn intense verbal / verbal / verbal dispute.
Example"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
Broadercontroversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingA contentious speech act
Verbsfightfight against or resist strongly
English > fight: 9 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA boxing or wrestling match.
Example"the fight was on television last night"
Broaderboxing, pugilism, fisticuffsfighting with the fists
Spanishcombate, lucha
Catalancombat
Verbsfightbe engaged in a fight
English > fight: 9 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningBe engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue fight; Sam cannot fight Sue
Example "Siblings are always fighting"
Synonymscontend, struggle
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Entailed bydefendBe on the defensive
Narrowerattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
bandyExchange blows
battle, combatBattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
bear downExert full strength
boxEngage in a boxing match
chicken-fight, chickenfightfight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
duelfight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
engage, wagecarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
fencefight with fencing swords
feudcarry out a feud
fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
fight backdefend oneself
fistfightfight with the fists
join battleEngage in a conflict
joustjoust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
scuffle, tusslefight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
settle, get backGet one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
skirmishEngage in a skirmish
sparfight with spurs
tourneyEngage in a tourney
tugstruggle in opposition
warmake or wage war
wrestleEngage in a wrestling match
See alsofight offforce or drive back
Spanishbatallar, combatir, esforzarse con denuedo, forcejear, lidiar, luchar, pelear, pugnar
Catalanbarallar-se, barallar, batallar, lluitar, pugnar
Nounsfighta hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
fight, fightingthe act of fighting
fighta boxing or wrestling match
fightera high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy / enemy aircraft in the air
fightersomeone who fights (or is fighting)
English > fight: 9 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningfight against or resist strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "Don't fight it!"
Synonymsoppose, fight back, fight down, defend
Narrowerrecalcitrateshow strong objection or repugnance
repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive backForce or drive back
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
resist, stand, fendwithstand the force of something
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishdefenderse, defender, derrotar, enfrentarse, luchar, oponerse a, oponerse, oponer, pelear
Catalandefensar-se, lluitar, oposar
Nounsfightan intense verbal / verbal / verbal dispute
fightera high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy / enemy aircraft in the air
fightersomeone who fights (or is fighting)
English > fight: 9 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningmake a strenuous or labored effort.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymstruggle
NarrowerflounderBehave awkwardly
tug, labor, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
Broadertry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
Spanishbatallar, luchar, pugnar
Catalanbatallar, lluitar, pugnar
Nounsfightan aggressive willingness to compete
English > fight: 9 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningExert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscrusade, press, campaign, push, agitate
Broaderadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Similar toadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Spanishagitar, cruzar, hacer campaña, pulsar
Nounsfightersomeone who fights / fights for a cause

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