Definition of Fight off

1. Verb. Force or drive back. "Rebuff the attack"

Exact synonyms: Drive Back, Rebuff, Repel, Repulse
Generic synonyms: Defend, Fight, Fight Back, Fight Down, Oppose
Derivative terms: Rebuff, Repulsive, Repulse, Repulsion

Definition of Fight off

1. Verb. To succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack. ¹

2. Verb. To resist, particularly an infection or an emotion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fight Off

fight a losing battle
fight back
fight down
fight fire with fire
fight fires
fight in armour
fight off (current term)
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
fighter aircraft

Literary usage of Fight off

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

1. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1894)
"CHAP. x. recognized admiral of Syracuse; yet the fight off Katane was lost for Greece simply by the admiral neglecting the wise orders of the tyrant 1. ..."

2. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"Thi; fight off Gravelines.— The (light In the North.—The Deliverance.—The Thanksgivings.—Spain makes new preparations.—Expeditions against Spain. ..."

3. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"... Skill of the Peloponnesians: Sea-fight off Actium : Accession of the Corcy- ... Sea-fight off ..."

4. The History of Ancient Greece: Its Colonies and Conquests, from the Earliest by John Gillies (1831)
"2 CHAPTER X. Sea fight off Artemisium—Xerxes ... Enters Attica—Magnanimity of ike Alhe- niam—Sea fight off Salamis—Xerxes leaves ..."

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