What is the meaning of fighting?

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  • 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"


  • 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"
  • 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"


  • Engaged in or ready for military or naval operations.
    • usage: "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"
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