fight collocations and examples

 UK /faɪt/

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1

a situation in which people hit each other


Adjectives frequently used with fight
big, bloody, brutal, drunken, fair, real, viciousA real fight is nothing like a kung-fu movie!
Verbs frequently used with fight
start a fight: pick, provoke, startHe tried to pick a fight with me for no reason.have a fight: be in, havePolice were called following reports of two men having a fight.become involved in a fight: engage in, get in, get into, get involved inHe was constantly getting into fights in his youth.want a fight: be looking for, be spoiling for, wantstop a fight: break up, stopShe tried to stop the fight between the two men.
2

an attempt to win something that others want


Adjectives frequently used with fight
brave, courageous, desperate, gallant, good, spirited, valiantWhen Alger served for the match it looked like Johnson’s brave fight was over.
Verbs frequently used with fight
face, have, lose, put up, winThey had lost in the final, despite putting up a tremendous fight.
Nouns frequently used after fight for
championship, control, dominance, place, supremacy, victory, votesThe fight for control of Russia’s second biggest oil company is far from over.
3

a determined attempt to prevent something bad happening or getting worse; a determined attempt to achieve something


Adjectives frequently used with fight
brave, courageous, desperate, hard, long, valiantShe passed away on 4th September after a brave fight against cancer.
Verbs frequently used with fight
back, continue, join, lead, lose, put up, spearhead, support, winThere are many protest groups that are willing to put up a strong fight against any expansion of the country’s airports.
Nouns frequently used after fight against
cancer, crime, discrimination, disease, drugs, fascism, fraud, poverty, racism, terror, terrorismWe consider the fight against terrorism to be our absolute priority.
Nouns frequently used after fight for
democracy, equality, justice, life, rights, socialism, survivalThe fight for equality still has some way to go.
 
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