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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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Others, of course, are fighting fire with fire and upgrading their technology defenses.
Shell might have done better to suggest fighting fire with fire.
Hoping to preserve the world's chocolate output, scientists have begun fighting fire with fire, so to speak--or in this case, fungus with fungus.
Firemen have set dozens of backfires, fighting fire with fire by dropping thousands of small balls filled with incendiary chemicals across the Everglades' grass.
Brenner is one of a growing number of land managers who believe in fighting fire with fire.
Inter will do their best to keep a tight reign on Kokko but they have defended poorly in recent games, keeping one clean sheet in eight, and may be better served by fighting fire with fire.
Not even the return of goal machine Loic Remy could inspire Newcastle into fighting fire with fire once Mesut Ozil tapped in Arsenal's second.