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noun fight pronunciation in American English /faɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a situation in which people hit each other
    have a fight with: He had a fight with a man outside a bar in El Paso.
    fight between: Every week there are fights between rival gangs.
    get into a fight: As a young man, he was always getting into fights.
    pick/start a fight: The man seemed determined to pick a fight with (=start a fight with) someone.
    1. a.
      an occasion when people fight as part of a sport, especially boxing
      Don’t miss the big fight!
      fight against: He knew it was going to be a hard fight against Lewis.
  2. 2
    [countable] a situation in which people disagree or argue with each other
    have a fight with: Most teenagers have fights with their parents.
  3. 3
    [countable] a situation in which people compete in order to win or get something
    fight for: The fight for control of the company lasted several weeks.
  4. 4
    [countable] a determined attempt to prevent something from happening or getting worse
    fight against: This is an important step forward in the fight against terrorism.
    She died yesterday after a long fight against cancer.
    1. a.
      a determined attempt to achieve something
      fight for: Sarah finally won her long fight for compensation.
      a fight to do something: We will continue our fight to protect vulnerable children.
  5. 6
    [uncountable] energy and determination to continue trying to achieve something
    After her husband died there was very little fight left in her.



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