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These men had fought the Japanese in the Second World War.
The French had no desire to fight against the British.
We believed we were fighting for freedom and democracy.
Allied troops fought to liberate the city.
The terrorists claim that they are fighting a just war.
The young soldiers fought valiantly but were soon defeated.
Protesters fought with the police outside the Embassy building.
Children fought over scraps of food.
Male lions rarely fight to the death over females.
Look, I don’t want to fight over this.
What are you two fighting about now?
The government has restated its determination to fight terrorism.
All her life she fought against racism.
The survivors have fought a ten-year battle for justice.
Local campaigners are fighting to save the hospital from closure.
Many of the injured are still fighting for compensation.
She fought the urge to run after him.
Our party is ready to fight an election at any time.
Four teams will be fighting for a place in the final.
Police are fighting a losing battle against the rising crime rate.
United still have a fighting chance of winning the league.
This is the British English definition of fight. View American English definition of fight.
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