fight

fight
1. past tense, past participle - fought; verb
1) (to act against (someone or something) with physical violence: The two boys are fighting over (= because of) some money they found.) pelear (se), luchar
2) (to resist strongly; to take strong action to prevent: to fight a fire; We must fight against any attempt to deprive us of our freedom.) luchar, combatir
3) (to quarrel: His parents were always fighting.) pelear (se), discutir

2. noun
1) (an act of physical violence between people, countries etc: There was a fight going on in the street.) pelea
2) (a struggle; action involving effort: the fight for freedom of speech; the fight against disease.) lucha
3) (the will or strength to resist: There was no fight left in him.) combatividad
4) (a boxing-match.) combate
- fight back
- fight it out
- fight off
- fight one's way
- fight shy of
- put up a good fight

fight1 n lucha / pelea
there was a fight hubo una pelea
fight2 vb
1. luchar
our soldiers are fighting the enemy nuestros soldados luchan contra el enemigo
2. pelearse
two boys were fighting dos chicos se peleaban
to fight a battle librar una batalla
El pasado y participio pasado de fight es fought
fight
tr[faɪt]
noun
1 (struggle) lucha
the fight for Barcelona la lucha por Barcelona
the fight against poverty la lucha contra la pobreza
2 (physical violence) pelea; (quarrel) riña; (argument) disputa
the police broke up the fight la policía disolvió la pelea
3 (boxing) combate nombre masculino
4 (resistance) combatividad nombre femenino, ánimo
he had plenty of fight left in him aún le quedaba mucho ánimo
intransitive verb (pt & pp fought tr[fɔːt] )
1 (quarrel) pelear(se) (about/over, por), discutir (about/over, por)
they're always fighting about money siempre discuten por dinero
it's not worth fighting over no vale la pena discutir por eso
2 (in boxing) pelear (against, contra)
3 (with physical violence) pelearse (with, con) (against, contra), luchar (with, con) (against, contra)
he's always fighting with the other children siempre se está peleando con los otros niños
4 figurative use luchar (for, por) (against, contra), combatir
fight for human rights luchar por los derechos humanos
transitive verb
1 (bull) lidiar
2 (engage in - battle) librar; (- war) hacer; (- election) presentarse a
3 (with physical violence) pelearse, luchar
fight the enemy luchar contra el enemigo
they were fighting some kids from another school se peleaban con unos chicos de otro colegio
4 figurative use (strive to overcome, prevent) luchar, combatir
fight racism combatir el racismo
fight drug trafficking luchar contra el narcotráfico
5 SMALLLAW/SMALL recurrir contra
6 (fire) apagar, combatir
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to fight a case SMALLLAW/SMALL defenderse contra un cargo
to fight it out decidirlo, resolverlo
to fight one's way through lograr abrirse paso
to fight for one's life luchar por la vida
to fight like a tiger luchar como un jabato
to fight a losing battle luchar por una causa perdida
to fight shy of something/somebody evitar algo/a alguien
to fight to the finish luchar hasta el final
to pick a fight with somebody meterse con alguien
to put up a fight oponer resistencia
fight ['faɪt] v, fought ['fɔt] ; fighting vi
: luchar, combatir, pelear
fight vt
: luchar contra, combatir contra
fight n
1) combat: lucha f, pelea f, combate m
2) match: pelea f, combate m (en boxeo)
3) quarrel: disputa f, pelea f, pleito m
fight
n.
batalla s.f.
combate s.m.
cuchillada s.f.
guerra s.f.
lid s.f.
lidia s.f.
lucha s.f.
marimorena s.f.
pelea s.f.
pendencia s.f.
pugna s.f.
rija s.f.
riña s.f.
ruptura s.f.
sarracina s.f.
v.
(§ p.,p.p.: fought) = batallar v.
batir v.
bregar v.
combatir v.
disputar v.
guerrear v.
lidiar v.
luchar v.
militar v.
pelear v.
pugnar v.
reñir v.

I
1. faɪt
(past & past p fought) intransitive verb
a) \<\<army/country\>\> luchar, combatir; \<\<person\>\> pelear, luchar; \<\<animal\>\> luchar

to fight AGAINST somebody/something — luchar contra alguien/algo

to fight FOR somebody/something — \<\<for country/cause\>\> luchar por alguien/algo; \<\<for aim/policy\>\> luchar por conseguir or lograr algo

she was fighting for her life — se debatía entre la vida y la muerte

to go down fighting — luchar hasta el final

he had to fight for breath — le costaba muchísimo respirar

to fight shy of something: he tends to fight shy of emotional commitments — tiende a eludir or evitar los compromisos afectivos

b) (quarrel)

to fight OVER/ABOUT something — pelearse por algo

c) fighting pres p <troops/units> de combate

2.
vt
1)
a) \<\<army/country\>\> luchar or combatir contra

if you want it, you'll have to fight me for it — si lo quieres vas a tener que vértelas conmigo

Frazier fought Ali for the world title — Frazier peleó contra Ali or se enfrentó a Ali por el título mundial

I had to fight my way into the hall — tuve que abrirme camino or paso a la fuerza para entrar en la sala

b) (oppose) \<\<fire/disease\>\> combatir; \<\<measure/proposal\>\> combatir, oponerse* a

we'll fight them all the way — no les vamos a dar cuartel

2)
a) (conduct)

to fight a battle — librar una batalla

they fought a long war against the rebels — lucharon contra los rebeldes durante largo tiempo

b) (contest) \<\<election\>\> presentarse a

we intend to fight the case — (Law) pensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales (or defendernos etc)

Phrasal Verbs:

II
noun
1) c
a) (between persons) pelea f; (between armies, companies) lucha f, contienda f

to put up a good fight — ofrecer* or oponer* resistencia

they're looking for a fight — están buscando camorra or bronca

b) (boxing match) pelea f, combate m
2) c
a) (struggle) lucha f
b) (quarrel) pelea f
3) u (fighting spirit)

he was still full of fight — aún seguía con ganas de pelear

there's no fight left in him — no le quedan ánimos para luchar

[faɪt] (vb: pt, pp fought)
1. N
1) (between individuals)
a) (physical, verbal) pelea f (over por)

to have a fight with sb — pelearse con algn, tener una pelea con algn

to look for a fight — (physical) buscar pelea; (verbal) querer pelearse

I'm not looking for a fight over this issue — no quiero pelearme por este asunto

pick 2., 1)
b) (Boxing) combate m , pelea f
2) (Mil) (between armies) lucha f , contienda f
3) (=struggle, campaign) lucha f (for por) (against contra)

the fight for justice/against inflation — la lucha por la justicia/contra la inflación

he won't give up without a fight — no se rendirá sin luchar antes

if he tries to sack me he'll have a fight on his hands — si intenta despedirme le va a costar lo suyo

4) (=fighting spirit) ánimo m de lucha

there was no fight left in him — ya no le quedaba ánimo de lucha, ya no tenía ánimo para luchar

we still had a lot of fight in us — todavía nos quedaba mucho ánimo para luchar

to show (some) fight — mostrarse dispuesto a pelear

5) (=resistance)

police believe the victim put up a fight — la policía cree que la víctima opuso resistencia

they beat us but we put up a good fight — nos vencieron pero nos defendimos bien

2. VT
1) (Mil) [+ enemy] luchar contra, combatir contra; (Boxing) [+ opponent] pelear contra, luchar contra

to fight a battle — (Mil) librar una batalla; (fig) luchar

I've had to fight quite a battle to get as far as this — he tenido que luchar mucho para llegar hasta aquí

I don't ask you to fight my battles for me — no te pido que libres mis batallas

to fight a duel — batirse en duelo

to fight sb for sth, he fought the council for the right to build on his land — se enfrentó al ayuntamiento por el derecho a edificar en sus tierras

I'd like to fight him for the title — me gustaría luchar or pelear contra él por el título

to fight one's way through a crowd — abrirse paso a la fuerza entre una multitud

2) (=combat) [+ fire] combatir; [+ poverty, inflation, crime] combatir, luchar contra; [+ proposal] oponerse a

I've made up my mind so don't try and fight me on it — lo he decidido, así que no intentes oponerte

I had to fight the urge to giggle — tuve que esforzarme para no reír, tuve que contener las ganas de reír

3) (=try to win) [+ campaign] tomar parte en; [+ election] presentarse a

he says he'll fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court — dice que si es necesario llevará el caso hasta el Tribunal Supremo

he fought his case in various courts for ten years — defendió su causa en varios tribunales durante diez años

he's decided to fight the seat for a third time — (Pol) ha decidido presentarse por tercera vez como candidato para el escaño

3. VI
1) (=do battle) [troops, countries] luchar, combatir (against contra); [person, animal] pelear; (Boxing) luchar, pelear

did you fight in the war? — ¿luchó usted en la guerra?, ¿tomó usted parte en la guerra?

the boys were fighting in the street — los chicos estaban peleándose en la calle

they'll fight to the death — lucharán a muerte

I fought for my country — luché por mi país

the dogs were fighting over a bone — los perros estaban peleando por un hueso

2) (=quarrel) discutir, pelear(se) (with con)

they usually fight about or over who pays the bills — suelen discutir or pelear(se) por quién paga las facturas

3) (=struggle) luchar (for por) (against contra)

to fight against disease/crime — luchar contra la enfermedad/el crimen

she was fighting against sleep — luchaba contra el sueño

to fight for sth/sb — luchar por algo/algn

he was fighting for his life — estaba luchando por su vida

he was fighting for breath — le faltaba la respiración, respiraba con enorme dificultad

- go down fighting
- fight shy of
* * *

I
1. [faɪt]
(past & past p fought) intransitive verb
a) \<\<army/country\>\> luchar, combatir; \<\<person\>\> pelear, luchar; \<\<animal\>\> luchar

to fight AGAINST somebody/something — luchar contra alguien/algo

to fight FOR somebody/something — \<\<for country/cause\>\> luchar por alguien/algo; \<\<for aim/policy\>\> luchar por conseguir or lograr algo

she was fighting for her life — se debatía entre la vida y la muerte

to go down fighting — luchar hasta el final

he had to fight for breath — le costaba muchísimo respirar

to fight shy of something: he tends to fight shy of emotional commitments — tiende a eludir or evitar los compromisos afectivos

b) (quarrel)

to fight OVER/ABOUT something — pelearse por algo

c) fighting pres p <troops/units> de combate

2.
vt
1)
a) \<\<army/country\>\> luchar or combatir contra

if you want it, you'll have to fight me for it — si lo quieres vas a tener que vértelas conmigo

Frazier fought Ali for the world title — Frazier peleó contra Ali or se enfrentó a Ali por el título mundial

I had to fight my way into the hall — tuve que abrirme camino or paso a la fuerza para entrar en la sala

b) (oppose) \<\<fire/disease\>\> combatir; \<\<measure/proposal\>\> combatir, oponerse* a

we'll fight them all the way — no les vamos a dar cuartel

2)
a) (conduct)

to fight a battle — librar una batalla

they fought a long war against the rebels — lucharon contra los rebeldes durante largo tiempo

b) (contest) \<\<election\>\> presentarse a

we intend to fight the case — (Law) pensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales (or defendernos etc)

Phrasal Verbs:

II
noun
1) c
a) (between persons) pelea f; (between armies, companies) lucha f, contienda f

to put up a good fight — ofrecer* or oponer* resistencia

they're looking for a fight — están buscando camorra or bronca

b) (boxing match) pelea f, combate m
2) c
a) (struggle) lucha f
b) (quarrel) pelea f
3) u (fighting spirit)

he was still full of fight — aún seguía con ganas de pelear

there's no fight left in him — no le quedan ánimos para luchar


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