Meaning of “fight-or-flight” in the English Dictionary

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"fight-or-flight" in British English

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fight-or-flightadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌfaɪt.ɔːˈflaɪt/ us /ˌfaɪt̬.ɔːrˈflaɪt/

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)