fight with (someone or something)

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fight with (someone or something)

1. To use something as a weapon while fighting someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fight" and "with." Those guys fight dirty—they'll fight with bike chains, knives, anything they can get their hands on. I can't believe he fought you with his bare hands and gave you such a nasty black eye.
2. To fight with someone or an animal for possession of someone or something. Look, my two friends are fighting over you, so if you don't like either of them, say something now and spare us the drama. I think some dogs are out there fighting with each other over scraps.
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fight someone or something with something

to attack or battle someone or something with something. We can't fight the enemy with clubs and pitchforks! I fought him with my bare fists.
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fight with (someone or some creature) (over someone or something)

to fight with someone or an animal over who gets or keeps someone or something. The terrier fought with the collie over the piece of meat. I don't want to fight you over Harry.
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It was also suggested that Martha had been fighting with somebody else earlier in the day, and may have got her injuries that way.
I think teachers could read this with their class because it teaches students who are fighting with somebody, or trying to defend themselves that they don't have to be strong--they just have to be brave and be a good thinker with their words.
Outside court the player, who lives in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, said: "It's hard to take as I've been convicted of fighting with somebody who has never come forward and who has never complained."
It's hard to take because I've been convicted of fighting with somebody who has never come forward and who has never complained."