fight down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyfight down
he/she/itfights down
present participlefighting down
past tensefought down
past participlefought down
  1. to try hard not to feel or express an emotion that you are starting to feel

    She stood still, fighting down a feeling of panic.

See also main entry: fight