fight is the dictionary form of fought Definition of fight
1. [ noun ] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
Synonyms: fighting combat scrap

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Related terms: conflict brush hassle shock beating gunfight battering fistfight duel affray in-fighting knife_fight brawl dogfight fencing rumble set-to blow quarrel
2. [ noun ] an intense verbal dispute

"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

Related terms: controversy dispute
3. [ verb ] be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
Synonyms: struggle

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting"

Related terms: attack engage battle struggle fight_back skirmish fistfight feud war join_battle box duel tug bear_down chicken-fight settle bandy fence joust spar wrestle chicken_fight tourney tussle repel conflict combatant fighter compete
4. [ noun ] (sport,boxing) a boxing match
Synonyms: bout

"the fight was on television last night"

Related terms: boxing
5. [ noun ] (military) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
Synonyms: battle engagement conflict

"Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga" "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

Related terms: military_action combat assault dogfight naval_battle Drogheda Armageddon Battle_of_Britain pitched_battle war military battle
6. [ verb ] fight against or resist strongly
Synonyms: oppose defend fight_down fight_back

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

Related terms: resist repel resist recalcitrate combatant confrontation fighter
7. [ verb ] make a strenuous or labored effort
Synonyms: struggle

"She struggled for years to survive without welfare" "He fought for breath"

Related terms: try tug flounder competitiveness struggle
8. [ noun ] an aggressive willingness to compete
Synonyms: competitiveness

"the team was full of fight"

Related terms: aggressiveness
9. [ verb ] (politics) 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: campaign agitate push press crusade

"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights"

Related terms: advertize advertise advertise campaign push reformer
Similar spelling:   Focht