- A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
- usage: "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
- The act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
- usage: "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
- An aggressive willingness to compete.
- usage: "the team was full of fight"
- synonyms: competitiveness
- An intense verbal dispute.
- usage: "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
- A boxing or wrestling match.
- usage: "the fight was on television last night"
- Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
- usage: "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
- Fight against or resist strongly.
- usage: "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it"
- Make a strenuous or labored effort.
- usage: "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
- synonyms: struggle
- Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
- usage: "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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