fight against

fight against (someone or something)

To struggle or contend with someone or something. I fought against the bindings, but it was no use—I was trapped. Wow, I can't believe you fought against the biggest guy on their team!
See also: fight

fight against someone or something

to battle against someone or something. The general refused to fight against the enemy, which was much stronger. He fought against the disease to the very end.
See also: fight
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But they never cease, for a single instant, to instil into the working class the clearest possible recognition of the hostile antagonism between bourgeoisie and proletariat, in order that the German workers may straightaway use, as so many weapons against the bourgeoisie, the social and political conditions that the bourgeoisie must necessarily introduce along with its supremacy, and in order that, after the fall of the reactionary classes in Germany, the fight against the bourgeoisie itself may immediately begin.
It is part of the general irony of things that in life's crises a man's good qualities are often the ones that help him least, if indeed they do not actually turn treacherously and fight against him.
Then I had simply to fight against their persistent fingers for my levers, and at the same time feel for the studs over which these fitted.
You are asked for swords, but they are to fight against Monk.
together by the Waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
One gets large impressions in boyhood, sometimes, which he has to fight against all his life.
And suppose that, before engaging, our citizens send an embassy to one of the two cities, telling them what is the truth: Silver and gold we neither have nor are permitted to have, but you may; do you therefore come and help us in war, of and take the spoils of the other city: Who, on hearing these words, would choose to fight against lean wiry dogs, rather th than, with the dogs on their side, against fat and tender sheep?
In this drinking nothing more remarkable happened than the behaviour of Partridge, who, when the serjeant drank a health to King George, repeated only the word King; nor could he be brought to utter more; for though he was going to fight against his own cause, yet he could not be prevailed upon to drink against it.
The Operation Olive Branch doesn't hinder the fight against the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist group, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said, the Turkish media reported March 7.
The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and the Co-ordination of the Fight against Corruption (APIC), in co-operation with the Embassy of Italy in Sarajevo acting within the framework of Italy's 2018 OSCE Chairmanship, launched an anti-corruption project on 5 March 2018 in Sarajevo, to be implemented during the first half of 2018.
Minister Celik, who made statements regarding the agenda, said: Our friends, who support us when we fight against Daesh, do not demonstrate the same support when we fight against the PDY and YPG, which are affiliated with the PKK, another terrorist organisation.
THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will collaborate effectively with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the fight against corruption.
BEIJING -- China on Tuesday reiterated that Pakistan had made enormous sacrifices for the fight against terrorism and the international community should acknowledge its outstanding contributions to the global cause of counter terrorism.
President Donald Trump expressing solidarity in the fight against terrorism to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York.
Monica Macovei, considered to be the face of the fight against corruption in Romania, said that she's ready to visit Bulgaria and help Bulgarian President-elect Rumen Radev, sharing here experience fighting against corruption, in an interview with private TV station BIT.