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.
See also: fight

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.
See also: fight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And it would seem that although no one likes conflict - especially when it comes to fighting with someone you (occasionally) care about - the reality is that arguing is not only unavoidable in a relationship, it's actually healthy if done in a positive way.
Even she realised the ridiculousness of the situation: "I'm standing on national television in my bikini, covered in slime, fighting with someone I cried an hour ago to say goodbye to.
It's in fighting with someone we ultimately love and respect that we learn to take certain emotional risks with others: confronting someone else's negative behavior instead of "swallowing" it and then gossiping about it; having the fortitude to admit when you're wrong; being truly satisfied with "agreeing to disagree."
There is always someone dying, fighting with someone or they are cheating on each other.
She said: 'I guess if you've only seen the Osbournes TV show, you might think I'm always fighting with someone or losing my temper.
Cases include a drunk passenger accused of fighting with someone while on board a plane, and a man allegedly shouting and swearing at a pilot.
"We are collateral damage in a war you are fighting with someone else, in a war not of our making."
PC Rob Staplehurst says: "Fighting with someone who's had a lot of cocaine up their nose is not a lot of fun, so it is good for us to get this off the streets."