fight against (someone or something)

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fight against (someone or something)

To struggle or contend with someone or something. I fought against the bindings, but it was no use—I was trapped. Wow, I can't believe you fought against the biggest guy on their team!
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fight against someone or something

to battle against someone or something. The general refused to fight against the enemy, which was much stronger. He fought against the disease to the very end.
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If you knew what my thoughts are; if you knew how hard I have fought against them, and how horribly they have gone on haunting me in the lonely quiet of this house, you would pity and forgive me.
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
And thus, while the one ship went cheerily before the breeze, the other stubbornly fought against it; and so the two vessels parted; the crew of the Pequod looking with grave, lingering glances towards the receding Bachelor; but the Bachelor's men never heeding their gaze for the lively revelry they were in.
Thus was the flower of English chivalry pitted against the King and his party, which included many nobles whose kinsmen were with De Montfort; so that brother faced brother, and father fought against son, on that bloody Wednesday, before the old town of Lewes.
King Ludd was a king in Britain, and in another book we learn that he was a brother of Cassevelaunis, who fought against Julius Caesar, so from that we can judge of the time in which he reigned.
In Russia there was an Emperor, Alexander, who decided to restore order in Europe and therefore fought against Napoleon.
She said that Saudi Arabia has fought against terror from the beginning, and had successfully formed a coalition with Muslim countries to combat the problem.
For eight years, Saltwell and Bensham Residents' Association has fought against Gateshead Council's plan to knock down 440 homes on the estates which authorities said were failing.
"He sacrificed himself for the country and he fought against militants," Hussain added.
* You've said, "I fight communism the way Churchill fought against Nazism." Great comparison--under-45 rural women really like that sort of confidence.