To fight it out
Fight Fight, v. t. 1. To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause. [1913 Webster]

He had to fight his way through the world. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

I have fought a good fight. --2 Tim. iv. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship. [1913 Webster]

{To fight it out}, to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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