English definition of “fight”
/faɪt/ verb (past tense and past participle fought)
USE FORCE [I, T] › When people fight, they use physical force to try to defeat each other: Two men were arrested for fighting outside a bar. Sam's always fighting with his little brother.
JOIN WAR [I, T] › to take part in a war: Millions of young men fought in World War I.
ARGUE [I] › to argue: We've got to stop fighting in front of the children.
TRY TO STOP [I, T] › to try hard to stop something bad happening: He fought against racism. New measures have been introduced to fight crime. Aspirin and vitamin C help fight colds and flu.
TRY TO ACHIEVE [I] › to try hard to achieve something you want or think is right: They are fighting for their freedom. [+ to do sth] He had to fight very hard to keep his job.
be fighting for your life › to be trying very hard to stay alive when you are very ill or badly injured → See also fight a losing battle