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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Traditionally, Indian writers have fought shy of talking about themselves, and of the great classical writers of India like Kalidasa we know very little.
Nick Robinson finds out Why politicians, Who might once have fought shy of tackling the issue for fear of being branded as racists, NOW appear to be competing to pledge to clamp DOWN.
Since Hannah's scintillating success her home town has not fought shy of garlanding her with honours.
This is primarily because of the fact that parties have always fought shy of giving enough tickets to Muslims.
Unfortunately, the layers have fought shy of providing total points prices.
She said employers sometimes fought shy of tribunals unnecessarily, often because they were not confident they had the policies and procedures in place that are demanded by law.
Both Tory leader Michael Howard and the Liberal Democrats' Charles Kennedy fought shy of making the charge in the Commons, but outside both parties accused Mr Blair of fostering a climate of fear.
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.
BRITISH film-makers have generally fought shy of exploring the ins and outs of government (New Labour: The Movie, anyone?
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.
THE biggest ever Scoop6 pot might well have rolled over to an even bigger pot had the organisers not fought shy of the Classic trials at Lingfield, which were won at odds of 12-1 and 20-1.