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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"It sends a symbolic message to folks that she gets it and that she isn't a Johnny come lately - she's been there fighting with us in the tough battles."
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They were not fighting with us, they were running from us.
The Welsh police were fighting with us Welsh instead of the English.
What we need most of all are Iraqis fighting with us."
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