Meaning of “fighting” in the English Dictionary

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"fighting" in British English

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fightingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfaɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈfaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

B2 the act of people fighting, especially in a war:

Fierce fighting has continued all day on the outskirts of the town.

More examples

  • Continued fighting in the city is causing great concern.
  • How can we put an end to the fighting?
  • There's a sense of foreboding in the capital, as if fighting might at any minute break out.
  • There has been fresh fighting between police and demonstrators.
  • Indirect effects of the fighting include disease and food shortages.

(Definition of “fighting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)