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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EducaAtionists and intellAeAcAtuals had fought against One Unit while education was damAaged during Zia's dictatorial rule, he said.
For years, the two parties have fought against one another but this time around it is beneficial to come to a consensus in order to ensure the smoothness of the democratic process.
Ma'am Letty was one of those who fought against one, and that alone makes her heroic.
Arab regimes did not support one another when attacked by foreigners and also fought against one another.
Among those birth pangs were the competing French and German cantons that fought against one another internally and later became mercenaries for France and Germany when the two countries went to war -- not unlike rival communities in Lebanon that are now fighting in Syria.
The Mujahideen became divided and fought against one another, while the Taliban defied the Americans and led them to invade Afghanistan, topple them and establish the government they wanted.
These nations had fought against one another in world wars that were largely caused by an intense global economic competition.
I personally celebrate the sticky end Saddam Hussein has come to, and I am pleased an Iraqi Government is negotiating an end to the costly war the two countries fought against one another over 20 years ago.
This is an interparty story; after the Federalist's crushing defeat in 1800, Pennsylvania's Republicans mainly fought against one another.
pilots measured themselves, many American pilots have never seen a MiG-29, much less fought against one. When the opportunity arose for VFA-106 pilots to test their mettle against the infamous foe, they jumped at the chance.
Patting Abu George on the back he says, "but this is a democratic country and while Abu George and I fought against one another in past wars we are now friends." Serge, the Israeli tour guide, looks at Abu George and says to him in a Hebrew accented Arabic, "you should be happy I don't charge for all the advertising I do on your behalf."
"Thucydides the Athenian wrote the history of the war in which the Peloponnesians and the Athenians fought against one another" are the opening words of this masterpiece of Greek history.
It looks like the centre of intrigues as the Mughals fought against one another in their pursuit of power.