verb (tr, adverb)
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Words nearby fight off
Example sentences from the Web for fight off
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
Iraq may have been an irregular fight, but it had major moments.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. military is finally starting to train Iraqi troops to fight ISIS in restive Anbar province.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was more like the boarding of a ship than any land fight I had ever seen or imagined.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
The fight lasted two days, and only two men out of the five hundred escaped with their lives.
But they soon fell out, for Murat had the audacity to try and make these patriots fight instead of merely seeking plunder.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It was found afterwards that the rebels meant to fight the two British forces in detail before they could effect a junction.
Idioms and Phrases with fight off
Defend against, drive back, as in I've been fighting off a cold all week. This figurative use of the term, originally meaning “to repel an enemy” dates from the early 1800s.