fight back

verb (adverb)

(intr) to resist an attack
(intr) to counterattack
(tr) to struggle to repressshe tried to fight back her tears

noun fightback

an act or campaign of resistance
a counterattack

Nearby words

  1. figaro,
  2. figeater,
  3. figger,
  4. figgy,
  5. fight,
  6. fight fire with fire,
  7. fight it out,
  8. fight off,
  9. fight or flight reaction,
  10. fight shy of

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