fight for life


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fight for (one's) life

To actively try to stay alive, as of one who is sick or injured. She's been fighting for her life for days—she really needs an organ transplant.
See also: fight, life

ˌfight for (your) ˈlife

make a great effort to stay alive, especially when you are badly injured or seriously ill: A young cyclist is fighting for his life after the accident.
See also: fight, life
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You may judge what a fight for life it was; I did not kill him outright, but I wounded him dangerously.
Wellington, Dec 3 ( ANI ): Former international cricketers Simon Doull and Chris Cairns are contemplating taking on each other in the boxing ring in the Fight for Life event in Auckland on December 14.
Yet there are others who lose the fight for life, leaving families totally devastated.
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Heather Kennedy lost her fight for life after being rushed to hospital with head injuries following a fall at her family's rented first-floor flat in Tenerife.
HUGH GAITSKELL, the Labour Party leader, died at the Middlesex Hospital last night after a "tremendous fight for life.
Medics were called and Rikki put up a three-day fight for life but the youngster died in hospital.
Medics were called and Rikki put up a three-day fight for life but a spokesman for Northumbria Police yesterday confirmed that the young man had died in hospital.
All five were taken to the town's Royal Alexandra Hospital where the elderly woman lost her fight for life at 8pm.
Sextuplet baby loses fight for life ONE of the sextuplets born at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford lost his fight for life yesterday.
A TEENAGER has lost his fight for life after an incident at a night club.
ONE of two factory workers seriously injured when a boiler exploded at a sweet factory has lost his fight for life.
A baby girl who was born after both her parents were killed in a car crash has lost her brief fight for life.
It's kids like Rasheed who Los Angeles police, firemen and sheriff's deputies will be supporting tonight when they participate in Fight for Life, a series of boxing matches to raise money for the renowned cancer center.
William McEvoy died at the Royal Liverpool hospital after a two-week fight for life.