Running fight
Fight Fight, n. [OE. fight, feht, AS. feoht. See {Fight}, v. i.] 1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc. [1913 Webster]

Who now defies thee thrice to single fight. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A struggle or contest of any kind. [1913 Webster]

3. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. A screen for the combatants in ships. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Running fight}, a fight in which the enemy is continually chased; also, one which continues without definite end or result.

Syn: Combat; engagement; contest; struggle; encounter; fray; affray; action; conflict. See {Battle}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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