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definition of the word fight

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Fight (brawl)

From Old English feohtan, from Proto-West-Germanic *fextanan. Cognate with Dutch vechten, German fechten.

Infinitive
to fight

Third person singular
fights

Simple past
fought

Past participle
fought or foughten

Present participle
fighting

to fight (third-person singular simple present fights, present participle fighting, simple past fought, past participle fought or foughten)

  1. (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.
    • The two boxers have been fighting for more than half an hour.
    • A wounded animal will fight like a maniac.
  2. (intransitive) To strive for; to campaign or contend for success.
    • He fought for the Democrats in the last election.
  3. (transitive) To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).
    • The battle was fought just over that hill.
  4. (transitive) To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.
    • My grandfather fought the Nazis in World War II.
  5. (transitive) To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.
    • The government pledged to fight corruption.


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