fight down

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fight down

1. To be victorious over someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fight" and "down." A bunch of teams threatened to unseat us from the top of the division, but we managed to fight them down. Marcy has been fighting down depression her whole life.
2. To successfully resist showing an emotion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fight" and "down." Oh, I was furious, but I somehow managed to fight down my anger. I wanted to cry but fought my tears down—that is, until I got to my car.
See also: down, fight

fight someone or something down

to fight against and defeat someone or something. We fought the opposition down and got our bill through the committee. We had to fight down Fred, who wanted something entirely different.
See also: down, fight

fight something down

 
1. to struggle to hold something back; to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by something. She fought her anger down and managed to stay calm. She fought down the urge.
2. to struggle to swallow something; to fight to get something down one's throat. It tasted terrible, but I managed to fight it down. She fought down the nasty-tasting medicine.
See also: down, fight
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I don't want to start thinking about what's going to come after because it might be next fight, it might be two fights, it might be three fights down the line.
Pacquiao said he picked Matthysse as his opponent because 'he brings action to the ring,' which only means plenty of opportunities for him to strike and, possibly, score a victory convincing enough for him to lay down a few more fights down the road before retiring.
Hearn admitted he is looking at making a bout between Brook and Khan two fights down the line, the latter due to make his comeback in Liverpool in April but both having plenty to prove after recent activity - or lack of - which has seen their respective stars slightly wane.
I have done a few fights down the years playing the character but I enjoy doing the scenes.
Hearn admitted he is looking at making a bout between Brook and Khan two fights down the line, with the latter due to make his comeback in Liverpool in April but both having plenty to prove after recent activity - or lack of - which has seen their respective stars slightly wane.
A few fights down the line, a fight against Fury would be massive for boxing again.
Now, 24 professional fights down the line, Dean James stands a three-time World Muay Thai champion, but faces a tough challenge at The Main Event in the form of Thailand's Wuttichai, former Southern Thailand champion and veteran of over 120 fights.
"So two fights down the line I would love to fight him again and improve on that performance."
I am motivated by my family, not by the possibility of fights down the road."
'Joe has missed out on a few big fights down the years but now things are looking really good for him.
'I've seen too many boys who've looked one or two fights down the line and have come a cropper,' he said.
I will be in hard fights down the road, but I'm not rushing my career.'
I'm here for the long haul and I'm making no apologies for my opponents, I will be in hard fights down the road, but I'm not rushing my career."
"It's a tough area and there are fights down here all the time."
"There is a possibility of a world title shot two or three fights down the road if I can maintain this kind of form.