fight for (someone or something)

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fight for (someone or something)

1. To fight in honor of someone or something. Many of the men who left to fight for their country did not live to return to it.
2. To struggle to gain or secure someone or something. If you're in love with Vanessa, then you need to fight for your girl. Many civil rights pioneers fought for the end of segregation.
See also: fight

fight for someone or something

to go to battle for the benefit of someone or something; to go to battle in the name of someone or something. They all went off to fight for their country. The soldiers fought for the queen and the survival of the empire. I guess I will have to learn to fight for my rights.
See also: fight
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Forklift operator Andy said: "We have fought for something in the wee man's name and it is going to prevent other people's sons from dying in the same way.
We have fought for something and it will prevent other sons from dying ANDY MORTON
They went without and did not complain they did what was right for the country, first of all the people during the Second World war and after did the right thing because they had fought for something that was a just cause.
For months our TV screens beamed pictures of brave men and women killed abroad as they fought for something just a little bit more important.
First of all the people during WW2 and after did the right thing because they had fought for something that was a just cause.
If this country was not as full of spineless wimps like Mr Devlin, that fought for something as opposed to letting the Government and big business run rough shod over them, then all of our lives would be better.