Definition of Fight back

1. Verb. Defend oneself.

Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle

2. Verb. Fight against or resist strongly. "Don't fight it!"

Definition of Fight back

1. Verb. (intransitive) to defend oneself by fighting. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive in sports) to overturn a losing deficit. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fight Back

fight a losing battle
fight back (current term)
fight down
fight fire with fire
fight fires
fight in armour
fight off
fight or flight
fight or flight reaction
fight shy of
fight the good fight
fight the tape
fight to the death
fight tooth and nail

Literary usage of Fight back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. How to Make Insurance Companies Pay Your Claims by William M. Shernoff (1990)
"CHAPTER 5 You Can fight back and Win Case Study: Egan v. Mutual of Omaha Some years ago, Michael Egan, a muscular 55-year-old roofer, fell off a ladder. ..."

2. Parents, Peers and Pot II: Parents in Action by Marsha Manatt (1996)
"... AND ZIONSVILLE fight back To drive into any of the small Indiana towns of Tipton, Pendleton, or Zionsville is to drive into a Norman Rockwell painting. ..."

3. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With by Delany (Mary) (1861)
"... from Gibraltar to Minorca, where they found the French ready to receive them, and after three hours fight, made a running fight back to Gibraltar. ..."

4. Smoke and Mirrors: The Canadian Tobacco War by Rob Cunningham (1996)
""They will succeed unless we fight back, and fight back hard." He said that in the United States, the industry has begun to fight back and has become far ..."

5. The Sabbath School Visiter by Massachusetts Sabbath School Society (1833)
"rabbit, " not to fight back," what very different scenes we should witness in this world. Then, we should see none of those little broils, ..."

6. Half My Heart Is in Iraq! by David D. Bayouth (2006)
"... is always asking where daddy is and all you can do is fight back the tears and push on. I just want to tell Harold that I love him very much and I am so ..."

7. Read & Understand Science Grades 4-6 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Ana Shirazi, Delana Heidrich, Judith Herbst, Kathleen Simpson (2005)
"Then they, in turn, will infect others. Before the day is over, your throat will feel rough, and your head will ache. fight back, you ..."

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