"fights" in the noun sense
1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement
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"
2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap
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"
3. competitiveness, fight
an aggressive willingness to compete
"the team was full of fight"
an intense verbal dispute
"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
a boxing or wrestling match
"the fight was on television last night"
"fights" in the verb sense
1. contend, fight, struggle
be engaged in a fight carry on a fight
"the tribesmen fought each other"
"Siblings are always fighting"
"Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
fight against or resist strongly
"The senator said he would oppose the bill"
"Don't fight it!"
3. fight, struggle
make a strenuous or labored effort
"She struggled for years to survive without welfare"
"He fought for breath"
4. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate
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"
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