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English verb: fight back

1. fight back (competition) defend oneself


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle

2. fight back (competition) fight against or resist strongly


SamplesThe senator said he would oppose the bill.
Don't fight it!.


Synonymsdefend, fight, fight down, oppose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)drive back, fend, fight off, hold out, rebuff, recalcitrate, repel, repulse, resist, resist, stand, stand firm, withstand









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