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  1. [noun] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
    Synonyms: ing, combat, scrap

  2. [noun] an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

  3. [noun] a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night"
    Synonyms: bout

  4. [noun] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
    Synonyms: battle, conflict, engagement

  5. [noun] an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
    Synonyms: competitiveness

  6. [verb] be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"
    Synonyms: struggle

  7. [verb] fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
    Synonyms: oppose, back, down, defend

  8. [verb] make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
    Synonyms: struggle

  9. [verb] 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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    Synonyms: crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate


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