fight


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

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.
See:
References in classic literature ?
This average gives six fights a year to each of the eighty.
Sea Catch sunk his head proudly between his fat shoulders and pretended to go to sleep for a few minutes, but all the time he was keeping a sharp lookout for a fight.
Why, it is with him I am also going to fight," said Porthos.
Oh, they'll fight all right, I guess, after they once get into it," said the other with cold judg- ment.
Let him who shall die, die, and let the others fight no more.
In a little while the fight was utter confusion, drifting on the whole to the southwest against the wind.
A shout arose from the stands, for wherever may have been the favor of the spectators, none there was who could say that it had not been a pretty fight, or that the better man had not won.
And if it was not cheery discourse, but prayer and entreaty or show down and fight on the part of the banks, Daylight had to counter in kind.
He saw them all, fight after fight, himself always whipped and Cheese-Face exulting over him.
At irregular intervals, whenever a fight could be arranged, he was taken out of his cage and led off into the woods a few miles from town.
Some laborers, unloading a scow at a dock at the river, paused for a moment and regarded the fight.
I do not fight," said he, "and indeed carry no weapon; I only blow this trumpet, and surely that cannot harm you; then why should you kill me?
Nelson had got into a fight with Bill Kelley on the Annie and was carrying a bullet-hole through his left hand.
It was bitter, bloody work, but we were fighting for life and for the Revolution, and we had to fight the enemy with its own weapons.
But Cathullin himself was eager to fight, so forward they marched to meet the foe.