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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  • fought — fought; un·fought; fought·en; for·fought·en; …   English syllables

  • Fought — Fought, imp. & p. p. of {Fight}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fought — [fo:t US fo:t] v the past tense and past participle of ↑fight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fought — the past tense and past participle of fight1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fought — p.t. and pp. of FIGHT (Cf. fight). The pp. form foughten (O.E. fohten) has been archaic since 18c. but occasionally appears in the phrase foughten field …   Etymology dictionary

  • fought — [fôt] vi., vt. [ME fauht < OE feaht, 3d pers. sing., past indic., of feohtan] pt. & pp. of FIGHT …   English World dictionary

  • fought — [[t]fɔ͟ːt[/t]] Fought is the past tense and past participle of fight …   English dictionary

  • fought — past and past participle of fight …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fought — /fawt/, v. pt. and pp. of fight. * * * …   Universalium

  • fought — faɪt n. battle, combat; wrestle; quarrel; boxing match; desire to do battle v. battle; combat; wrestle; advance through great effort …   English contemporary dictionary

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