fight for (someone or something)

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fight for (someone or something)

1. To fight in honor of someone or something. Many of the men who left to fight for their country did not live to return to it.
2. To struggle to gain or secure someone or something. If you're in love with Vanessa, then you need to fight for your girl. Many civil rights pioneers fought for the end of segregation.
See also: fight

fight for someone or something

to go to battle for the benefit of someone or something; to go to battle in the name of someone or something. They all went off to fight for their country. The soldiers fought for the queen and the survival of the empire. I guess I will have to learn to fight for my rights.
See also: fight
References in classic literature ?
It doesn't take pluck to fight for one's moment, but it takes pluck to go without--a lot.
If the fight seems good to me it is because you are the prize, and after all, you know, to fight for one's womenkind is amongst the primeval instincts."
"But when I step between the ropes I fight for one thing, and that is my life - and I can't back down."
"Friday was hard work," he said, "we didn't have a lot of international experience - although we have all done it with our clubs - and what we showed on Friday was the spirit we have, our willingness to fight for one another "We've got to build on it against Austria," he added.
Filmed on location in the Adelaide Hills, Rain Shadow is a poignant drama of hope, and the determination to fight for one's way of life, as well as the strong wills of two women resisting the odds against them.
BATH and Llanelli Scarlets will today fight for one of the strangest trophies in world rugby - an 85-year-old rag doll.
``It is looking like I will get to fight for one of the big world titles and obviously that is what I want,'' said Wilders, who is unbeaten in 23 fights.