Fight Fight (f[imac]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fought} (f[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fighting}.] [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. f["a]kta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.] 1. To strive or contened for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against. [1913 Webster]

You do fight against your country's foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To fight with thee no man of arms will deign. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance. [1913 Webster]

{To fight shy}, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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