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  1. simple past tense and past participle of fight.
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Related formsun·fought, adjectivewell-fought, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-fought

Historical Examples of well-fought

  • “Good, well-fought game of bridge we had yesterday,” he said.

    Miss Mapp

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • Thy valour has been too well proven on many a well-fought field!

    The Siege of Norwich Castle

    Matilda Maria Blake

  • Every step of your well-fought way was joy to him—the only joy he knew.

    The Man Thou Gavest

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • Let our many and well-fought battles upon the ocean and the land answer the question.

  • The contest proved a well-fought one, and was won by Oak Hall by a score of eight runs to five.

British Dictionary definitions for well-fought


  1. the past tense and past participle of fight
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Word Origin and History for well-fought


past tense and past participle of fight (v.). The past participle form foughten (Old English fohten) has been archaic since 18c. but occasionally appears in the phrase foughten field.

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