Meaning of “fight back” in the English Dictionary

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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 unfairly attacked.

(Definition of “fight back” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)