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fight

 (one's way) through (something)
1. to struggle to get through something; to struggle to penetrate something. I'll have to fight my way through all this crepe paper in order to reach the punch bowl. The room was filled with trash, and I had to fight through it to get to the other door.
2. to struggle to work through all of something. I have to fight my way through this stack of papers by noon. I am tired of fighting through red tape.

fight

(one's way) back (to something) to struggle to return to something or some place. She fought her way back to the head of the line. Jan fought back to good health.
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Since White Fang continued to fight, it is obvious that it was the other dogs that died.
The average dog was accustomed to the preliminaries of snarling and bristling and growling, and the average dog was knocked off his feet and finished before he had begun to fight or recovered from his surprise.
There's a good deal of jealousy between our house and Thompson's, and there would have been more fights if this hadn't been let go on, or if either of them had had much the worst of it.
And I expect you to stop all fights in future at once.
But the bull had changed again, and did not want to fight.
All fight was now out of the bull, and, though it was no vital thrust, he trotted lamely what of the sword that stuck through him, in one side and out the other.
And, of course, Cheese- Face had picked on him again, and there was another fight that was indeterminate, because at quarter to four the door of the press- room was thrown open and the gang of boys crowded in to fold their papers.
Then the fight was on, and it went on, without rounds, for thirty minutes, until the press-room door was opened.
If, then, any other god comes here and offers you battle, do not fight him; but should Jove's daughter Venus come, strike her with your spear and wound her.
When Aeneas saw him thus making havoc among the ranks, he went through the fight amid the rain of spears to see if he could find Pandarus.
In a little while the fight was utter confusion, drifting on the whole to the southwest against the wind.
Why, it is with him I am also going to fight," said Porthos.
In the beginning of the fight she had but one hundred free from sickness and four score and ten sick, laid in hold upon the ballast.
The men fight--that is a sacred privilege and duty; to fight and die for Issus.
A shout arose from the stands, for wherever may have been the favor of the spectators, none there was who could say that it had not been a pretty fight, or that the better man had not won.