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English definition of “fight-or-flight”


adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌfaɪt.ɔː.ˈflaɪt/ us    /ˌfaɪt̬.ɔːr.ˈflaɪt/
used to describe the reaction that people have to a dangerous situation, that makes them either stay and deal with it, or run away: a fight-or-flight response
(Definition of fight-or-flight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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