- fight [fīt]vi.fought, fighting [ME fighten < OE feohtan, akin to Ger fechten < IE base * pek-, to pluck hair or wool > OE feoh (see FEE) & L pecten, a comb, pecu, cattle]1.a) to take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggleb) to box, esp. professionally2. to struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend3. to argue or quarrel; dispute: often with about or overvt.1.a) to oppose physically or in battle, as with fists, weapons, etc.b) to box with in a contest2. to try to overcome; struggle against or contend with, as by argument, legislation, etc.3. to engage in or carry on (a war, conflict, case, etc.)4. to gain by struggle [to fight one's way to the top]5. to cause to fight; manage (a boxer, gamecock, etc.)n.[ME < OE feoht]1. a physical struggle; battle; combat2. any struggle, contest, or quarrel3. power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit [full of fight]SYN.- CONFLICT——————fight it outto fight until one side is defeated——————fight offto struggle to avoid
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.