What is fight?

  • (verb): Make a strenuous or labored effort.
    Synonyms: struggle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Fight

Combat, or fighting, is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, or establish dominance over the opposition, or to kill the opposition, or drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed.

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Thrilla In Manila - Fight
... See also Fight of the Century and Ali-Frazier II At 1045 am, with a morning fight to coincide with international TV audiences, the bell for Round 1 rang ... told his trainers that he was going to "put a whuppin'" on Joe Frazier, and he started the fight looking to do just that ... Frazier was known for starting fights slowly, and Ali came out looking to use that to his advantage ...
Buster Mathis - Pro Career
... The fight was to be held March 4, 1968 in New York's Madison Square Garden and the fighter he had to beat for the championship was Joe Frazier, his old nemesis ... but could not keep up with the lighter Frazier and lost the fight by an 11th round knockout ... Buster Mathis continued to fight in the following years, outpointing highly regarded ironman George Chuvalo, but losing on points to Jerry Quarry - a fight Mathis ...
Anna Magnani - Acting Career - The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
... and wife in what Life magazine called "perhaps the most memorable fight since Jimmy Cagney smashed Mae Clarke in the face with a half a grapefruit." Magnani and ... snarled, 'I'm supposed to win this fight, remember?" ...
Max Schmeling - Biography - Walker and Baer
... held Sharkey to a draw that many felt Walker deserved, it was thought that this fight was for the real heavyweight championship ... Though Walker fought bravely and took the lead on points early in the fight, Schmeling showed both boxing ability and punching power in dealing out a terrific ... When Schmeling was slated to fight heavy-hitting contender Max Baer on June 8, 1933, he immediately became the 'bad guy' in the eyes of fans ...
Gene Tunney - Cultural References
... comedy routine in which Lewis (in boxing shorts and gear) states he's fight'n Gene Tierney (the actress) ... suggests that he must mean "Gene Tunney." Lewis then quips "You fight who you wanna fight, I'm fight'n who I wanna fight, I'm fight'n Gene Tierney." In the song She Twists the Knife Again from Richard ...

More definitions of "fight":

  • (verb): Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
    Synonyms: struggle
  • (noun): A boxing match.
    Example: "The fight was on television last night"
    Synonyms: bout
  • (verb): 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.
    Synonyms: crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate
  • (noun): The act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
    Example: "A fight broke out at the hockey game"
    Synonyms: fighting, combat, scrap
  • (noun): An aggressive willingness to compete.
    Example: "The team was full of fight"
    Synonyms: competitiveness
  • (noun): An intense verbal dispute.
    Example: "A violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

Famous quotes containing the word fight:

    Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beating up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready. And when the people eat the stuff they raise, and living in the houses they build, I’ll be there, too.
    Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977)

    The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision—whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1995)

    I’ve never before had to fight an angel, but I suggest you take off your coat and put up your dukes.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896–1955)