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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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