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1. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.

Synonyms

  • chickenfight
  • tussle
  • box
  • wage
  • war
  • get back
  • attack
  • battle
  • spar
  • scuffle
  • defend
  • combat
  • oppose
  • fight down
  • wrestle
  • compete
  • duel
  • fence
  • tug
  • settle
  • engage
  • contend
  • fistfight
  • fight back
  • bear down
  • tourney
  • bandy
  • chicken-fight
  • joust
  • assail
  • skirmish
  • join battle
  • vie
  • feud

Antonyms

  • defend
  • compatibility
  • order
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Fight

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

How do you pronounce fight?

Pronounce fight as faɪt.

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Sentences with fight


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is another example of the fight or flight response.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You disagree, you fight and maybe you don’t talk for a little while.

3. Verb, base form
Practice on a heavy bag before you begin to fight opponents.

Quotes about fight


1. Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
- Mark Twain

2. If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory.
- Miguel de Unamuno

3. Iranian filmmakers are not passive. They fight whenever they can, as creative expression means a lot to them. The restrictions and censorship in Iran are a bit like the British weather: one day it's sunny, the next day it's raining. You just have to hope you walk out into the sunshine.
- Asghar Farhadi

2. bun-fight

noun. (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion.

Synonyms

  • party

3. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] fight against or resist strongly.

Synonyms

  • rebuff
  • recalcitrate
  • hold out
  • stand firm
  • repulse
  • defend
  • oppose
  • fight down
  • stand
  • resist
  • fend
  • repel
  • contend
  • withstand
  • fight back
  • drive back
  • fight off

Antonyms

  • small
  • little
  • unfold
  • unbox

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle.

Synonyms

  • tussle
  • snickersnee
  • encounter
  • dogfight
  • rough-and-tumble
  • clash
  • scrap
  • impact
  • whipping
  • fighting
  • gunplay
  • in-fighting
  • hassle
  • fray
  • affray
  • battle
  • blow
  • shock
  • slugfest
  • scuffle
  • battering
  • affaire d'honneur
  • close-quarter fighting
  • rumble
  • combat
  • set-to
  • brush
  • shootout
  • single combat
  • duel
  • knife fight
  • beating
  • brawl
  • conflict
  • fistfight
  • disturbance
  • cut-and-thrust
  • free-for-all
  • gang fight
  • skirmish
  • fencing
  • fisticuffs
  • gunfight
  • banging
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.

Synonyms

  • combat
  • dogfight
  • pitched battle
  • engagement
  • war
  • action
  • assault
  • Armageddon
  • conflict
  • armed combat
  • military action
  • battle
  • naval battle

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • victory
  • spiritless
  • nonoperational

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] make a strenuous or labored effort.

Synonyms

  • labor
  • flounder
  • push
  • try
  • labour
  • drive
  • seek
  • assay
  • essay
  • tug
  • attempt

Antonyms

  • peace
  • praise
  • refrain
  • end

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.

Synonyms

  • advertise
  • agitate
  • crusade
  • advertize
  • promote
  • campaign
  • press

Antonyms

  • evolution
  • attack
  • let
  • prosecute

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] an aggressive willingness to compete.

Synonyms

  • aggressiveness

Antonyms

  • spread
  • ride

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] a boxing or wrestling match.

Synonyms

  • pugilism
  • boxing

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • orderly
  • miss

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] an intense verbal dispute.

Synonyms

  • argument
  • arguing
  • contention
  • contestation
  • tilt
  • disceptation
  • disputation

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • dirty
  • uncover
  • keep

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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