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Synonyms for fight

oppose

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battle

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engage in

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take the field

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box

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  • box
  • spar with
  • exchange blows with

oppose

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fight back

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fight shy of something

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fight something back

fight something or someone off

Synonyms for fight

Synonyms for fight

an aggressive willingness to compete

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a boxing or wrestling match

make a strenuous or labored effort

exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person

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Finally, I too, was brought up on a council estate and have chosen not to fight shy of the demands of disadvantaged schools.
Prices dipped in the first half of the week, with numbers much lower as farmers fight shy of 20-day standstill rules.
In consequence, when the time comes for the young adults to found their own families, they fight shy of commitment.
It never fails to puzzle me that people will fight shy of a marriage licence but still conceive a child.
The British traditionally fight shy of making scenes.
In the days when history on TV was high on culture and low on hype, serious men in suits would fight shy of the camera and let the art or architecture have centre stage.
Or, in true Tory style, will he fight shy of biting the hand that feeds him, and keep schtum?
HUMAN beings fight shy of humble conduct, labouring under the mistaken notion that egoistic posturing is likely to fetch untold power in this world and the next.
Though some fight shy of music with which they are not familiar, the Choral hopes to attract a packed house, just as they did for a recent G&S evening.
Investors tend to fight shy of uncertain situations and the background to Prime Minister Koizumi going to the country is about as uncertain as you can get.
Just what is behind Cantor shovelling sponsorship money into racing when they fight shy of offering a service to their clients on a sport they are
Mr Bourne suggested that Labour might fight shy of such a proposal, to protect First Minister Rhodri Morgan, but a Labour spokesman scoffed at the idea.
Only a referendum of the whole population will reveal the truth, but they fight shy of that.
It means warders fight shy of challenging bad behaviour by prisoners in case they spark unrest.
As a society, we fight shy of pondering on death, yet inherent in each of us is a deep desire, both for oneself and for those we love, for a `good' death.