fight with (someone or something)

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fight with (someone or something)

1. To use something as a weapon while fighting someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fight" and "with." Those guys fight dirty—they'll fight with bike chains, knives, anything they can get their hands on. I can't believe he fought you with his bare hands and gave you such a nasty black eye.
2. To fight with someone or an animal for possession of someone or something. Look, my two friends are fighting over you, so if you don't like either of them, say something now and spare us the drama. I think some dogs are out there fighting with each other over scraps.
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fight someone or something with something

to attack or battle someone or something with something. We can't fight the enemy with clubs and pitchforks! I fought him with my bare fists.
See also: fight

fight with (someone or some creature) (over someone or something)

to fight with someone or an animal over who gets or keeps someone or something. The terrier fought with the collie over the piece of meat. I don't want to fight you over Harry.
See also: fight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His early training, when he fought with Lip-lip and the whole puppy-pack, stood him in good stead.
Her quickness matched his; her ferocity equalled his; while he fought with his fangs alone, and she fought with her sharp-clawed feet as well.
He fought with many bullets in him, and he was hard to kill.
The yellow men, cornered between two enemies, fought with the desperation that utter hopelessness often induces.
From the first the war in America was fought with implacable bitterness; no quarter was asked, no prisoners were taken.
He only changed his sword hand, and fought with his left hand.
"I would have fought with two cut eyes, I would have fought with a broken leg.
Al Qaeda, of course, fought with no such bureaucratic limits on their organization; intelligence moved among the enemy as fast as a cell phone call.
Hanson sees it in clear and soaring terms, powerful as both a glue and a catalyst: "As Greek rowers closed on their enemy, they pulled with the assurance that they could air their concerns about the fighting....Second, the Greek rowers at Salamis fought with the belief that their governments at Athens, Corinth, Aegina, Sparta, and the other states of the Panhellenic alliance were based on the consent of the citizenry....At Salamis Greek rowers rammed their opponent's ships on the assurance that the battle was of their own choosing."
Reports in the local press lend support both to Kennedy's claim that youths fought with their workmates in order to prove themselves and to his depiction of a fighting code governed by the principle of fairness.
Some aped the behaviour of older men in their violence towards women, whilst many fought with rival youths, whether to avenge insults or simply to prove themselves against their peers.
There is no example in American history that I can think of, in which a future presidential candidate fought with such valor for a cause so obviously perverse in his own mind.
Only John Kerry could explain why he fought with so much courage and intensity in a war he despised.