Related formsun·fight·ing, adjective
Definition for fighting (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), fought, fight·ing.
verb (used with object), fought, fight·ing.
Origin of fight
Examples from the Web for fighting
First, one fights with another, then they make an alliance, then they go back to fighting each other.
Part of the problem is the mandate of the war and the means with which the U.S. is fighting it do not match up.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just a week before the start of a new Congress, the new House majority whip is fighting for his political life.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am fighting that quota because I am an advocate of competition.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Due to the video lacking audio, what they were fighting about remains a mystery—“was Jay cheating?”Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps he is stirred at the thought of fighting for "England, Home, and Beauty."Kitchener's Mob|James Norman Hall
It seemed as though the whole mass of fighting men had partially sunk into the ground.The Lady of the Shroud|Bram Stoker
At last the boy turned to him, fighting back some things, taking on other things.Lifted Masks|Susan Glaspell
They are discovering that they have been fighting a bugbear; also, that their legislation against the bugbear cannot legislate.
For they did not come on fighting, but all in a tremble, clutching wildly to get back the papers.Wunpost|Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for fighting
verb fights, fighting or fought
- to box, as for a living
- to use aggressive rough tactics
Derived Formsfighting, noun, adjective
Word Origin for fight
Idioms and Phrases with fighting
In addition to the idioms beginning with fight
- fight fire with fire
- fighting chance
- fighting words
- fight it out
- fight off
- fight shy of
- fight tooth and nail
- can't fight city hall