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fight

 (one's way) through (something)
1. to struggle to get through something; to struggle to penetrate something. I'll have to fight my way through all this crepe paper in order to reach the punch bowl. The room was filled with trash, and I had to fight through it to get to the other door.
2. to struggle to work through all of something. I have to fight my way through this stack of papers by noon. I am tired of fighting through red tape.

fight

(one's way) back (to something) to struggle to return to something or some place. She fought her way back to the head of the line. Jan fought back to good health.
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He had fought more fights, knew how to meet more tricks and methods, and had more tricks himself, while his own method was scarcely to be improved upon.
If Tom'll only condescend to fight with his head and heels," as East mutters to Martin, "we shall do.
He'll hit all the fight out of you in another five minutes, and then I shall go and drown myself in the island ditch.
It is cowardly for five men to fight one stupid bull.
The horse does not fight the bull," said Luis Cervallos.
And Cheese-Face did not give in, and the fight went on.
The next day and the next, days without end, witnessed the afternoon fight.
There were slain and drowned in this fight well near one thousand of the enemies, and two special commanders.
This gallant fight of the little Revenge against the huge navy of Spain is one of the great things in the story of the sea; that is why I have chosen it out of all that Sir Walter wrote to give you as a specimen of English prose in Queen Elizabeth's time.
Take hold, then, of the whip and reins while I stand upon the car to fight, or else do you wait this man's onset while I look after the horses.
If they miss the sound of your voice when they expect it they may be frightened, and refuse to take us out of the fight.
Others hovered above the fight, their men ever and again firing shots down at some chance exposure below.
Ever and again a larger thunder mingled with the rattle and reminded him of the grapple of airships far above, but the nearer fight held his attention.
And I also am to fight with this gentleman," said Aramis, coming in his turn onto the place.
It was the first time that these Mana-Atorians had seen Gahan of Gathol fight, but Tara of Helium knew that he was master of his sword.