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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

Related Words

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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THE glands in our neck can become swollen and sore from time to time, especially when we're fighting off a cold or a bug.
At the same time, the chain continues to spend corporate funds fighting off baseless lawsuits, a state of affairs that has caused at least some of its affiliates to shut down, thereby leaving many employees doubtless including minorities without work.
She held again at 5-5, fighting off another set point and three deuces.
FIGHTING OFF INFECTION A third emerging theory to explain the pathology of cystic fibrosis links abnormally acidic conditions inside cystic fibrosis lung cells to the ease with which bacteria can grow and live inside the respiratory tract.
Pre- and Post-Workout formula vitamins ensure that active men receive the daily nutrients and minerals they need while fighting off free radicals, known as one of the major factors responsible for aging.
Kobe Bryant said he benefited from getting the weekend off but that his knees remain a little tender, and he's fighting off a flu bug.
A BRAVE banker was hailed a hero by his wife yesterday after he lost his leg fighting off a shark in the Bahamas.
The human immune system faces a losing battle in fighting off the parasites that cause malaria.
Patients have a hard time fighting off infection, and they react to medication in unpredictable ways.
As if this were not enough to convince you to try this wonderful and tasteful drink, the Herbal Immune Complex in the shake stimulates the overall activity of the immune system, increasing the chance of fighting off almost any disease.
It was just the kind of beginning the Lakers needed from their supporting cast, especially with Bryant struggling with his outside shot and O'Neal continually fighting off foot problems.
A WOMAN was rushed to hospital after bravely fighting off two teenage muggers in a vicious street attack.
The Yanomami's reliance on antibodies probably represents an ancient method of fighting off microorganisms.
The water industry currently faces tough challenges, such as replacing an aging infrastructure and fighting off consolidation through overseas acquisition.
Suffering from a viral infection, Walker spent most of the prior day vomiting, sweating and fighting off chills.