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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fight /ˈfaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fight, n.
 1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
    Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.   --Milton.
 2. A struggle or contest of any kind.
 3. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him. [Colloq.]
 4. A screen for the combatants in ships. [Obs.]
    Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.   --Dryden.
 Running fight, a fight in which the enemy is continually chased; also, one which continues without definite end or result.
 Syn: -- Combat; engagement; contest; struggle; encounter; fray; affray; action; conflict. See Battle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fight v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fought p. pr. & vb. n. Fighting.]
 1. To strive or contened for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.
    You do fight against your country's foes.   --Shak.
    To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.   --Milton.
 2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
 To fight shy, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters; to keep out of reach.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fight, v. t.
 1. To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
    He had to fight his way through the world.   --Macaulay.
    I have fought a good fight.   --2 Tim. iv. 7.
 2. To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
 3. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
 To fight it out, to fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke
           out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the
           streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
           [syn: fighting, combat, scrap]
      2: an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is
         expected in the Senate"
      3: a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night"
         [syn: bout]
      4: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course
         of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of
         Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when
         he got into a real engagement" [syn: battle, conflict,
      5: an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of
         fight" [syn: competitiveness]
      v 1: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen
           fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting" [syn:
      2: fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would
         oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" [syn: oppose, fight
         back, fight down, defend]
      3: make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years
         to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath" [syn:
      4: 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; "The liberal party pushed for
         reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean
         is pushing for his favorite candidate" [syn: crusade, press,
          campaign, push, agitate]
      [also: fought]