Definition of fight back in English:

fight back

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phrasal verb

  • 1Counterattack or retaliate in a fight, struggle, or contest.

    ‘Cameron fought back as hard as he could’
    • ‘If the assailant resists - fights back or counters - suddenly there is a muscle tussle, an awkward strength against strength encounter.’
    • ‘Fortunately Mr. Gergen composes himself and fights back!’
    • ‘But our Mr. Smith fights back, defeats the political bigwigs, and watches his leaders confess their errors.’
    • ‘Coming up next here, Congress fights back against big media.’
    • ‘The left fights back with documentaries this election season.’
    • ‘He seems to coast sometimes, and when he gets down, that's when he fights back.’
    • ‘If you look at his presidency, he was always at his best when he was fighting back from something.’
    • ‘He drew his sword and was about to attack her when she drew her sword and fought back.’
    • ‘Well, over the past five or six years there is no doubt that the reactionaries have fought back.’
    • ‘He would have fought back if he had been able to, but the hit to his head had knocked him out.’
    repress, restrain, suppress, stifle, smother, hold back, keep back, keep in check, check, curb, contain, control, keep under control, rein in, silence, muffle, bottle up, choke back, swallow, strangle, gag
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  • 2fight something back, fight back somethingAttempt to repress a feeling or its expression.

    • ‘she had to fight back tears of frustration’
    repress, restrain, suppress, stifle, smother, hold back, keep back, fight back, keep in check, check, curb, contain, control, keep under control, rein in, silence, muffle, bottle up, choke back, swallow, strangle, gag
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