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To fight physically

fight

verb

if people or animals fight, they hit, kick, or bite each other

wrestle

verb

to fight by holding and pushing someone but without hitting with your fists, especially as a sport

clash

verb

if two groups of people clash, they suddenly start fighting with each other

come to blows

if two people come to blows, they start hitting each other

grapple

verb

to fight with someone

scrap

verb

to have a small fight or argument

fight it out

if two people fight it out, they fight or argue until something is decided

trade blows/insults

if people trade blows or insults, they hit or insult each other

tangle with

to become involved in a fight or an argument with someone

fight like cat and dog

to fight or argue often or with a lot of anger

conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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