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
References in classic literature ?
and myself went upon a continental tour to Calais where the people fought for us on the pier until they separated us though not for ever that was not yet to be.'
You went away and fought for us, Would you make it home again?
"There has never been anyone who has defended us and who has fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J.
Reed is correct that Trump has "defended us" and "fought for us." But this language itself should raise warning signs.
In response, Brunson said, "We especially want to thank the administration, they really fought for us, unusually so.
MY POPPY JUDITH CAVANAGH: (pictured) "I have my poppy and I wear it with pride for all those who fought for us.
He fought for us and helped us win." The strike, which began in January, has hit 45 percent of the global supply of platinum and has been blamed for playing a part in the contraction of the South African economy in the first quarter of this year.
"It is important that future generations are aware of this history and remember those who fought for us and those who continue to fight for us, so that we can continue to enjoy the things we so often take for granted today."
You could not print what I think of our Nuneaton Labour MP after I found out how he voted against a Commons motion to let the Gurkhas who have fought for us, settle in Britain.
They fought for us in the war and now that they want to settle here with their families they are having yet another fight to do this.
SO BRAVE: The young men who fought for us all at Dunkirk
How they fought for us, those Afghans, how they trusted President Carter when he promised the West's support.
By Caitlin Purvis Remember those that fought for us, lost their lives to save our world.
We had a council that fought for us, that built lots of houses, built sports centres and parks.