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fight

noun     /faɪt/
B1 [C] an argument or an occasion when someone uses physical force to try to defeat someone: Jeff's always getting into/starting fights. The older boys broke up (= stopped) the fight.UK I had a stand-up fight with her (= we argued strongly) about the phone bill. Have you got tickets for the big fight (= boxing competition)? He put up a fight when the police tried to arrest him.FightingArguments and disagreements B2 [C] a situation in which you use a lot of effort to defeat someone or achieve something, or to stop something happening: We must continue the fight against homelessness. He died last week after a long fight with cancer. They put up a good fight (= played well) against a more experienced football team.Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort [U] the wish or ability to fight or act energetically: The team came out on the field full of fight.Strength of will and determinationExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of fight noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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