fighting collocations and examples

 UK /ˈfaɪtɪŋ/

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a situation in which soldiers or armies use weapons against each other, or people hit, kick, or bite each other


Adjectives frequently used with fighting
fierce: bitter, desperate, fierce, hard, heavy, intense, serious, severeHeavy fighting is continuing in the town.happening occasionally or in some places: intermittent, sporadicThey wrecked the concert hall and sporadic fighting then broke out around the village.between individual soldiers etc: hand-to-handHand-to-hand fighting went on in every street.starting again: renewedRenewed fighting broke out at the very moment when peace seemed to be in sight.
Verbs frequently used with fighting
stop fighting: end, halt, stopTthe Treaty of Amiens (1802–03) temporarily ended the fighting between England and France.avoid fighting: avoid, escape, fleeThere are now 200,000 refugees who have fled the fighting and are without food, water or shelter.
Verbs that frequently follow fighting
start: begin, break out, commence, erupt, startFighting broke out throughout the country.take place: occur, take placeMost of the fighting took place on the Western Front.continue: continue, go onThe fighting continued into the late afternoon.happen after something: ensue, followSome desperate hand-to-hand fighting ensued before the city was captured.continue with a lot of force and violence: rageReports said intense fighting is raging along the border.become worse: escalate, intensifyDuring March fighting escalated again when the army launched another offensive against the rebels.stop: cease, end, stopOn November the 11th 1918, at 11am, all fighting ceased on the Western Front.
 
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