fight


fight (http://definr.com/fight)

     n 1: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke
          out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the
          streets" [syn: fighting, combat]
     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,
         engagement]
     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:
           struggle]
     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:
        struggle]
     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]