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FIGHT, v.i.

1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms.

Come and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. Judges. 11.

When two persons or parties contend in person, fight is usually followed by with. But when we speak of carrying on war, in any other form, we may say, to fight against.

Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side. 1Sam. 14.

Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath.

2Kings 12.

It is treason for a man to join an enemy to fight against his country.

To fight against, is to act in opposition; to oppose; to strive to conquer or resist.

The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Judges 5.

2. To contend; to strive; to struggle to resist or check.

3. To act as a soldier.

FIGHT, v.t.

1. To carry on contention; to maintain a struggle for victory over enemies.

I have fought a good fight. 2Tim. 4.

2. To contend with in battle; to war against. They fought the enemy in two pitched battles. The captain fought the frigate seven glasses. [Elliptical; with being understood.]

FIGHT, n.

1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a struggle for victory, either between individuals, or between armies, ships or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.

2. Something to screen the combatants in ships.

Up with your fights and your nettings prepare.



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FIGHT, v.i.

1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms.

Come and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. Judges. 11.

When two persons or parties contend in person, fight is usually followed by with. But when we speak of carrying on war, in any other form, we may say, to fight against.

Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side. 1Sam. 14.

Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath.

2Kings 12.

It is treason for a man to join an enemy to fight against his country.

To fight against, is to act in opposition; to oppose; to strive to conquer or resist.

The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Judges 5.

2. To contend; to strive; to struggle to resist or check.

3. To act as a soldier.

FIGHT, v.t.

1. To carry on contention; to maintain a struggle for victory over enemies.

I have fought a good fight. 2Tim. 4.

2. To contend with in battle; to war against. They fought the enemy in two pitched battles. The captain fought the frigate seven glasses. [Elliptical; with being understood.]

FIGHT, n.

1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a struggle for victory, either between individuals, or between armies, ships or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.

2. Something to screen the combatants in ships.

Up with your fights and your nettings prepare.

FIGHT, n.

  1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a struggle for victory, either between individuals, or between armies, ships or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.
  2. Something to screen the combatants in ships. Up with your fights and your nettings prepare. Dryden.

FIGHT, v.i. [pret. and pp. fought, pronounced faut. Sax. feahtan, feohtan; G. fechten; D. vegten; Sw. f├Ąckta; Dan. fegter; Ir. fichim.]

  1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat: to attempt to defeat, subdue or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms. Come and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. Judges xi. When two persons or parties contend in person, fight is usually followed by with. But when we speak of carrying on war, in any other form, we may say, to fight against. Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side. 1 Sam. xiv. Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath. 2 Kings xii. It is treason for a man to join an enemy to fight against his country. Hence, To fight against, is to act in opposition; to oppose; to strive to conquer or resist. The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Judges v.
  2. To contend; to strive; to struggle to resist or check.
  3. To act as a soldier. Shak.

FIGHT, v.t.

  1. To carry on contention; to maintain a struggle for victory over enemies. I have fought a good fight. 2 Tim. iv.
  2. To contend with in battle; to war against. They fought the enemy in two pitched battles. The captain fought the frigate seven glasses. [Elliptical; with being understood.]

Fight
  1. To strive or contend 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.

    You do fight against your country's foes. Shak.

    To fight with thee no man of arms will deign. Milton.

  2. To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.

    He had to fight his way through the world. Macaulay.

    I have fought a good fight. 2 Tim. iv. 7.

  3. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.

    Who now defies thee thrice to single fight. Milton.

  4. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.

    To fight shy, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.

  5. To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
  6. A struggle or contest of any kind.
  7. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.

    To fight it out, to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.

  8. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.

    [Colloq.]
  9. A screen for the combatants in ships.

    [Obs.]

    Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare. Dryden.

    Running fight, a fight in which the enemy is continually chased; also, one which continues without definite end or result.

    Syn. -- Combat; engagement; contest; struggle; encounter; fray; affray; action; conflict. See Battle.

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FIGHT, verb intransitive

1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms.

Come and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. Judges 11:6.

When two persons or parties contend in person, fight is usually followed by with. But when we speak of carrying on war, in any other form, we may say, to fight against.

Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side. 1 Samuel 14:1.

Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath.

2 Kings 12:1.

It is treason for a man to join an enemy to fight against his country.

To fight against, is to act in opposition; to oppose; to strive to conquer or resist.

The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Judges 5:20.

2. To contend; to strive; to struggle to resist or check.

3. To act as a soldier.

FIGHT, verb transitive

1. To carry on contention; to maintain a struggle for victory over enemies.

I have fought a good fight 2 Timothy 4:7.

2. To contend with in battle; to war against. They fought the enemy in two pitched battles. The captain fought the frigate seven glasses. [Elliptical; with being understood.]

FIGHT, noun

1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a struggle for victory, either between individuals, or between armies, ships or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.

2. Something to screen the combatants in ships.

Up with your fights and your nettings prepare.

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