fight against (someone or something)

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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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The uprising was not simply a fight against something, like our fight against the Vietnam War.
Most of us fight against something we do not want versus fighting for what we do want.
But if you have a desire to fight against something, do you still need papers?
You can't fight against something here and go down there (to Beacon Hill) and vote for it.''
"But I think that Rachel definitely works her best when she has to fight against something, or when she sort of has the odds stacked against each other."
It makes me angry and I'll fight against something I think is wrong.
Nobody denies her right to fight against something she disagreed with, but the cost, now all too apparent, goes far beyond the tens of thousands of pounds in legal costs that accrued.
It is better for everybody, every person, not to fight against something but fight for himself.