fight back Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “fight back” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of fight back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fight back" in American English

See all translations

fight back

phrasal verb with fight  us   /fɑɪt/ verb [I/T] (past tense and past participle fought  /fɔt/ )
  • (DEFEND)

to ​defend yourself against ​attack or ​criticism: You’ve ​seen him fight back every ​time he’s been ​unfairlyattacked.
(Definition of fight back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fight back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 反击,回击,抵抗…
in Turkish dövüşerek kendini savunmak, karşı koymak…
in Russian отбиваться, сопротивляться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反擊,回擊,抵抗…
in Polish bronić się…
What is the pronunciation of fight back?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More