fight Definition

  • 1to use physical force to try to defeat another person or group of people
  • 2to argue or disagree strongly with someone

Using fight: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fight" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The two boxers will fight for the championship title next month.

  • Example

    The soldiers fought bravely against the enemy.

  • Example

    I don't want to fight with you anymore.

  • Example

    She's always fighting with her sister over silly things.

fight Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for fight

  • make peace
  • reconcile

Idioms Using fight

  • to respond to an attack with a similar or stronger counterattack


    The company decided to fight fire with fire by launching its own advertising campaign to counter the negative publicity.

  • to struggle courageously against something, especially a difficult or unpleasant task


    Despite the odds, she continued to fight the good fight and never gave up on her dreams.

  • to deliberately start an argument or fight with someone


    He was in a bad mood and looking for someone to pick a fight with.

Phrases with fight

  • to defend oneself against an attack or criticism


    She fought back against the bullies who were teasing her.

  • to resist an attack or illness


    He tried to fight off the flu by drinking lots of fluids and getting plenty of rest.

  • to fight very hard and determinedly


    The company is fighting tooth and nail to stay in business despite the economic downturn.

Origins of fight

from Old English 'feohtan', meaning 'to fight'


Summary: fight in Brief

The verb 'fight' [faɪt] means to use physical force to defeat someone or to argue or disagree strongly. It can refer to physical combat, as in 'The two boxers will fight for the championship title next month,' or verbal conflict, as in 'She's always fighting with her sister over silly things.' Phrases like 'fight back' and 'fight off' denote resistance, while idioms like 'fight fire with fire' and 'pick a fight' suggest different approaches to confrontation.

How do native speakers use this expression?