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fight [ fait] vi.打(仗);斗争

fight [fait] n.&v 打仗(架),争论

缉私力量 the forces engaged in the fight against smuggling

内耗 in-fighting

能进能出,能上能下,方谓好汉 He who knows how to fight and how to retreat deserves to be called a brave man.

破釜沉舟 cut off all means of retreat; burn one‘s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end

一手抓物质文明,一手抓精神文明;一手抓经济建设,一手抓民主法制;一手抓改革开放,一手抓打击犯罪惩治腐败 We must always work for material progress and at the same time for cultural and ethical progress; We should develop the economy and at the same time strengthen democracy and the legal system; We should promote reform and opening to the outside world and at the same time fight crime and punish corruption.

知己知彼,百战不殆 Know the enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.

Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Operations
飞机救援与灭火操作指南标准

Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Services at Airports
机场消防和营救标准

Recommended Practice for the Recurring Proficiency Training of Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services
机场营救和消防服务再度应变能力训练的推荐操作

Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Foam Equipment
评定用于飞机营救和灭火泡沫器材性能的标准

Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles
用于飞机营救和灭火的车辆标准

Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting
郊区与农村消防供水标准

Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Manual Structural Fire Fighting
人工灭火时使用A型泡沫器材的标准

Standard on Fire-Fighting Foam Chemicals for Class A Fuels in Rural, Suburban, and Vegetated Areas
在城郊和偏僻区域用燃油A型泡沫灭火器的标准

Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Structural Fire Fighting Protective Ensembles
建筑灭火整体保护的选择、注意及保养标准

Standard on Marine Fire Fighting Vessels
海用消防艇标准

Standard on Protective Ensemble For Structural Fire Fighting
建筑灭火中消防员的全套装束标准

Standard on Protective Ensemble for Proximity Fire Fighting
消防员近距离灭火用保护服装标准

Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting
野外灭火防护服和设备标准

at each other's throats 吵架
A: I can't believe Sean and Keith. They were at each other's throats in front of the whole class yesterday.
A: 我真不敢相信 Sean 跟 Keith会这样。他俩昨天当着整个班上互相叫骂起来了。
B: They fight all the time. You didn't know that?
B: 他们经常在吵架, 你不知道吗?

fight it out 据理力争;武力解决

it is better to fight for good than to fail at the ill.
宁为善而斗, 毋屈服于恶

FTG(Fighting Game):格斗类游戏。从动作类游戏脱胎分化出来,就是指两个角色一对一决斗的游戏形式。现在此类游戏又分化出2D格斗类游戏与3D格斗类游戏。

破釜沉舟
cut off all means of retreat;
burn one‘s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end

知己知彼,百战不殆
Know the enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.

flanker/fighting brand 战斗品牌

消防车
fire-fighting vehicle

云梯消防车
fire-fighting truntable ladder

消防车 Fire Fighting Truck

Most people eat, write, and work with their fight hands.
大多数人吃饭,写字,工作都用右手。

She could create a fight out of anything.
她什么时候都能制造是非争端!

The fighting is threatening to turn into a war.
这场战斗有可能变成一场战争。

The revolution was out of control and fighting broke out.
革命已失去了控制,发生了打斗。

When attacked, he instinctively fought back to defend himself.
遭到袭击时,他本能地回击以保护自己。

The head was concerned that his men were too tired and hungry to fight.
头儿担心他的部下又累又饿已不能再战斗了。

He's too much of a coward to fight.
他太懦弱, 不敢抗争。

The two sportsmen stood apart, waiting for the signal to fight.
两个运动员分开站着,等待信号开始比赛。

Can you image a world without wars and fighting?
你能设想一个没有战争、没有冲突的世界吗?

Can you image a world without wars and fighting?
你能设想一个没有战争、没有冲突的世界吗?

The major decided to retreat because his men did not have enough arms to fight on.
上校决定撤退,因他没有足够的武器打下去。

They have improved their organization and fighting capacity.
他们提高了自己的组织能力和战斗力。

The army fought its way down and captured many enemy camps.
这支部队长驱直入,攻下了许多敌军军营。

We’ve pledged ourselves to fight for justice.
我们立下誓言,要为正义而战。

The two boys fought until one gave in.
那两个男孩打架直到一人认输为止。

Relations between the two governments were soured by boundary fighting.
两国关系由于边境冲突而恶化。

If he won, he would undo everything I have fought for.
要是他赢了,他会毁掉我为之奋斗的一切。

A few devoted doctors have fought for years to enlighten the profession.
一些富有献身精神的医生奋斗了多年来发展这一专业。

You have the alternative of fighting or being taken prisoner.
你可以选择战斗或是被俘。

Did you fight with others? 你又和别人打架了吗?

Is this the fight bus for the Capital Library?这辆车到首都图书馆吗?

Learn to say the fight thing at the fight time.学会在适当的时候说适当的话。

Do you think you'll be able to go to sleep fight away?你认为你马上就能睡着吗?

Most people eat, write, and work with their fight hands.大多数人吃饭,写字,工作都用右手。

Even the folk knowledge in social systems on which ordinary life is based in earning, spending, organizing, marrying, taking part in political activities, fighting and so on , is not very dissimilar from the more sophisticated images of the social system derived from the social sciences, even though it is built upon the very imperfect samples of personal experience.
即使社会系统的民间知识中像挣钱,花费,组织,婚嫁,政治活动的参与,以及战斗等等,都与从社会科学中衍生出来更加精细的社会系统描述相差不多,尽管它是建立在一个不太完善的个人经验上的模型。

The fighting around the airport continued for a week before the enemy was defeated.
机场附近的战斗持续了一个星期,敌军才被击溃。

He was always fighting with his neighbors about the noise.
他常常为了噪音和邻居们争吵。

The people there are fighting to gain their freedom from foreign control.
那里的人民正在为摆脱外国统治争取自由而战斗。

I have a dog and a cat, but they fight all the time.
我养了一只猫和一只狗,但它们老是打架。

我们夫妻从不吵架。
We (as a husband and a wife) don't have any fights.

我们经常吵架。
We fight a lot.
Do you two fight? (你们吵架吗?)
Yes, we fight a lot. (嗯,我们常吵架。)

别打架!
Stop fighting.
Stop fighting. (别打架!)
But he hit me first. (是他先打我的。)

和好了吗?
Did you make up?
We had a fight today. (我们今天打架了。)
Did you make up? (你们和好了吗?)

别打了!
Stop fighting!

son of a gun 与 son of a bitch:
son of a gun 是对好友表示一种惊讶的口语(an interjection or an exclamation of surprise between very good friends),有点像「坏蛋」、「家伙」的味道。
但 son of a bitch(或 SOB)是美国人极为严重的骂人话(curse word),千万不可乱用,以免闹事。因为这不但意味这位 son 没有确定的父亲,同时母亲也是缺乏道德和贞操(less virtuous)。 例如:
* I have not seen you for a long time;you (are)son of a gun!(你这坏蛋啊,我好久不见你了!)
* After the two men called each other“son of a bitch”(SOB),they started a fight.(这两位男子互骂SOB後,就动起武来。)
至於 son of a gun 的来由,据说从前女人可以住在海军船上服务。结果一位女人生下孩子时,不知父亲是谁,於是船上的人,就以「gun」做为孩子的 paternity,孩子也就被称为「son of a gun」。虽然只用在好友中,但有时也真有坏蛋的意思(evil person or a rogue)所以不是恭维语(complimentary word),除非真正好友,少用为妙。

Fight tooth and nail
猛烈作战

Councils of war never fight.
主战者不打仗。

It is better to fight for good than to rail at the ill.
与其抱怨,不如积善。

When the fight begins within himself a man's worth something,
内心开始斗争时,为人就会有价值。

A I think I prefer the indoor events.
A 我想我更喜欢室内项目。
B You mean like gymnastics, weight-lifting and so on – things like that?
B 你是说像体操、举重等之类的项目?
A Yes, I prefer gymnastics to athletics. It’s so beautiful to watch. The gymnasts have so much control and discipline.
A 是的, 跟田径项目比起来我更喜欢体操。体操看起来是那么优美。体操运动员有如此强的控制和协调能力。
B I know what you mean. I like it too – and the other indoor sports. I like watching the weight-lifting and I like the judo and boxing.
B 我明白你的意思。我也喜欢体操——还有其他的室内运动。我喜欢看举重,我还喜欢柔道和拳击。
A I’m not so keen on the fighting, like judo and boxing, but I don’t mind the fencing.
A 我不太喜欢像柔道和拳击这样的打斗项目,但是我不介意击剑。
B Yes, that’s good. It’s really fast and exciting.
B 是的,击剑很好。非常迅速、激烈。

A I like the indoor events too.
A 我也喜欢室内项目。
B Which ones? I like sports like gymnastics.
B 哪些项目?我喜欢像体操之类的运动。
A Yes, I think I prefer gymnastics to athletics. It’s so beautiful to watch. The gymnasts have so much control and discipline.
A 是的,跟田径比起来,我更喜欢体操。体操比赛看起来非常美。体操运动员的控制能力是如此地强。
B I like it too – and the other indoor sports. I like watching the weight-lifting and I like the judo and boxing.
B 我也喜欢体操——还有其他的室内项目。我喜欢看举重,我还喜欢柔道和拳击。
A I’m not so keen on the fighting, like judo and boxing.
A 我不太喜欢像柔道和拳击这样的打斗项目。

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
Adlai Stevenson, British writer
为原则而斗争比实践该原则要容易。
英国作家史蒂文森. A.

Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it , die for it ; anything but live for it.
C.Colton Charles, British clergyman
人们为宗教而争吵,为宗教而写作,为宗教而战斗,为宗教而献身,但决不为宗教而活着。
英国牧师查尔斯.C.C.

To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not ask for any reward;
Save that of knowing that we do thy will.
St Ignatius of Loyola Spanish priest
给予,不计较代价;
战斗,不顾伤亡;
劳作而不寻求安逸;
奉献而不要求奖赏——
只要我们在履行上帝的旨意。
西班牙牧师罗耀拉,圣依纳爵

I am not a bit anxious about my battles If I am anxious Idon't fight them, I wait until I am ready.
B.Montgomery, Bdritish Marshal
对于要打的仗,我一点儿也不担心。要是担心我就不打。我要等到准备好时才打。
英国元帅蒙哥马利.B.

Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting.
Finley Deter Dunne.American journalist and humorist
发明诅咒是把它作为逃跑和打架之间的一种折衷。
美国记者、幽默作家邓恩.F. D.

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be . We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill British prime minister
无论需要付出多大的代价,我们也要捍卫我们的岛国。我们要战斗在海滩,我们要战斗在登陆地带,我们要战斗在田野、街巷,我们要战斗在山冈、丘陵,我们决不投降。
英国首相丘吉尔,W。

The more you fight something, the more anxious you become ---the more you're involved in a bad pattern, the more difficult it is to escape.
Seebohm Caroline, British Physician
你越是为了解决问题而拼斗,你就越变得急躁——在错误的思路中陷得越深,也越难摆脱痛苦。
英国医生卡罗琳S

It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
Alfreds Tennyson, Bitish writer 
与其责骂罪恶,不如伸张正义。
英国作家丁尼生A 

If you're looking for a fight, you don't have to look far.
如果你想找人打架的话,不用找太远。

How! A fight!哗,打架啦!

at each other's throats 吵架
A: I can't believe Sean and Keith. They were at each other's throats in front of the whole class yesterday.
A:我真不敢相信Sean跟Keith会这样。他俩昨天当着整个班上互相叫骂起来了。
B: They fight all the time. You didn't know that?
B:他们经常在吵架,你不知道吗?

on: 继续(continuously)
carry on
drive on
fight on
hold on
keep on
live on
sleep on
sing on
walk on
go on
hurry on
move on
read on
follow on
struggle on
insist on 坚持

right off the bat立刻
I was all prepared to put up a fight, but he gave in right off the bat.
我正准备和他大打一场,但是他马上就投降了。

break it up 停止谈天、吵架、打架(原意为"分开")
Break it up! I will not permit fighting in this classroom.
住手!我不准有人在这个教室里打架。

fight it out 据理力争;武力解决

- Fight the clock 争分夺秒,与时间赛跑
等同于work against the clock
If you don't fight the clock to enrich yourself, you will surely be lagged behind soon.

- feel a lump in one's throat 心里感到很难受
I felt a lump in my throat on hearing her story of fighting with the deadly disease.

- Walk all over someone 任意欺负某人
My neighbor walked all over me. He left rubbish in my door, stamped on my grass and wax my windows. I decided to fight back.

鏖 [áo] /violent fighting/

百折不挠 [bǎi zhé bù náo] /keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks/be undaunted by repeated setbacks/be indomitable/

背城借一 [bèi chéng jiè yī] /make a last-ditch stand before the city wall/fight to the last ditch/put up a desperate struggle/

背水一战 [bèi shuǐ yī zhàn] /fight with one's back to the river - fight to win or die/

兵戈 [bīng gē] /weapons/arms/fighting/war/

搏 [bó] /fight/combat/seize/

搏斗 [bó dòu] /to wrestle/to fight/to struggle/

打 [dǎ] /beat/strike/break/mix up/build/fight/fetch/make/tie up/issue/shoot/calculate/since/from/

打架 [dǎ jià] /fight/scuffle/come to blows/

打仗 [dǎ zhàng] /fight/

斗 [dòu] /to fight/to battle/to struggle/to incite/

斗 [dòu] /fight/incite/

斗鸡 [dòu jī] /cock fighting/

斗争 [dòu zhēng] /struggle (with)/fight/battle/

斗志 [dòu zhì] /will to fight/

反对 [fǎn duì] /to fight against/to oppose/to be opposed to/opposition/

奋战 [fèn zhàn] /(v) fight courageously/

回击 [huí jī] /fight back/return fire/counterattack/

交火 [jiāo huǒ] /fire-fight/shooting/

交手 [jiāo shǒu] /(v) fight hand to hand/

抗 [kàng] /to resist/to fight/to defy/

抗争 [kàng zhēng] /make a stand and fight (against)/

拼命 [pīn mìng] /to be ready to risk one's life (in fighting, work, etc.)/

抢 [qiǎng] /fight over/to rush/to scramble/to grab/to rob/to snatch/

誓死不降 [shì sǐ bù xiáng] /to vow to fight to the death/

武打 [wǔ dǎ] /acrobatic fighting in Chinese opera or dance/

消防 [xiāo fáng] /fire-fighting/fire control/

一决雌雄 [yī jué cí xióng] /to have a show-down/to fight for mastery/to compete for a championship/

战 [zhàn] /to fight/fight/war/battle/

战斗 [zhàn dòu] /to fight/to battle/

战事 [zhàn shì] /fighting/

争 [zhēng] /struggle/fight/

争夺 [zhēng duó] /fight over/contest/vie over/

争购 [zhēng gòu] /to compete/to fight for/to rush to purchase/

争取 [zhēng qǔ] /fight for/compete for (a prize)/to struggle/

Certainly their descriptions of battles are confused.
他们对战斗的描述确实让人很难理解。
But it is a little upsetting to read in the explanatory notes that a certain line describes a fight between a Turkish and a Bulgarian officer on a bridge off which they both fall into the river — and then to find that the line consists of the noise of their falling and the weights of the officers: "Pluff! Pluff! A hundred and eighty-five kilograms."
但是读到一句描写战斗的诗行的注解时,则令人有点生厌,注解中说该诗描写了一名土耳其军官和一名保加利亚军官在一座桥上发生了搏斗,结果双双从桥上掉进河中——结果,诗把他们两人落水的声音和体重写在了一起:“扑通!扑通!185公斤。”

In May, Julie Nimmons, president of Schutt Sports in Illinois, successfully fought a lawsuit involving a football player who was paralyzed in a game while wearing a Schutt helmet.
五月份,伊利诺斯州的Shutt体育公司总裁朱利·尼蒙斯就成功地打赢了这样一场官司。一名橄榄球队员戴着该公司的头盔在一场比赛中受伤瘫痪,遂将该公司告上法庭。

For Lloyd Nickson, a 54-year-old Darwin resident suffering from lung cancer, the NT Rights of Terminally Ill law means he can get on with living without the haunting fear of his suffering: a terrifying death from his breathing condition. "I'm not afraid of dying from a spiritual point of view, but what I was afraid of was how I'd go, because I've watched people die in the hospital fighting for oxygen and clawing at their masks," he says.
对于居住于达尔文现年54岁的肺癌患者利奥德·尼克森来说,这个法律意味着他可以平静地生活下去而无须整天惧怕即将来临的苦难:因呼吸困难而在煎熬中痛苦地死去。“从思想上说,我并不害怕死,但我怕的是怎样死,因为我在医院看到过病人在缺氧时苦苦挣扎,用手抓他们的面罩时的情景,”他说。

Money spent on advertising is money spent as well as any I know of.
花在广告上的钱和我所知花在任何别处的钱一样值得。
It serves directly to assist a rapid distribution of goods at reasonable price, thereby establishing a firm home market and so making it possible to provide for export at competitive prices.
它直接有助于商品以合理的价格销售,由此建立稳固的国内市场,并使商品能以富有竞争力的价格出口。
By drawing attention to new ideas it helps enormously to raise standards of living.
它吸引人们对新观念的注意,极大地提高生活标准。
By helping to increase demand it ensures an increased need for labour, and is therefore an effective way to fight unemployment.
广告有助于增加市场需求,从而确保对劳动力需求的增加,因此是遏制失业的一个有效方法。
It lowers the costs of many services: without advertisements your daily newspaper would cost four times as much, the price of your television licence would need to be doubled, and travel by bus or tube would cost 20 per cent more.
它降低了多种服务费用,没有广告,每天看的报纸价格会上涨四倍,电视收视费会翻番,公共汽车或地铁票也得提高20%以上。

{adj: Singhalese, Sinhalese} of or relating to the Sinhalese people
"Sinhalese rebels fighting the Tamils"

{adj: Sri Lankan, Ceylonese} of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture
"Sri Lankan beaches"
"Sri Lankan forces fighting the Sinhalese rebels"

{adj: Tamil} of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself
"the Tamil Tigers are fighting the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka"
"Tamil agglutinative phrases"

{adj: active, combat-ready, fighting} engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
"on active duty"
"the platoon is combat-ready"
"review the fighting forces"

{adj: aggressive, belligerent} characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
"aggressive acts against another country"
"a belligerent tone"

{adj: aroused, wound up} brought to a state of great tension
"all wound up for a fight"

{adj: barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild} without civilizing influences
"barbarian invaders"
"barbaric practices"
"a savage people"
"fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade
"wild tribes"

{adj: barehanded} with bare hands
"fought barehanded"

{adj: battleful, bellicose, combative} having or showing a ready disposition to fight
"bellicose young officers"
"a combative impulse"
"a contentious nature"

{adj: belligerent, fighting, militant, war-ridden, warring} engaged in war
"belligerent (or warring) nations"
"a fighting war"

{adj: bladed} bearing or characterized by a blade or sword; often used in combination
"he fought on, broken-bladed but unbowed"

{adj: bloody} having or covered with or accompanied by blood
"a bloody nose"
"your scarf is all bloody"
"the effects will be violent and probably bloody"
"a bloody fight"
<-> bloodless

{adj: brawling, fighting} disposed to loud disagreements and fighting

{adj: clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike} exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
"a clean fight"
"a sporting solution of the disagreement"
"sportsmanlike conduct"

{adj: competitive, militant} showing a fighting disposition
"highly competitive sales representative"
"militant in fighting for better wages for workers"
"his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"

{adj: cut, gashed, slashed} wounded by cutting deeply
"got a gashed arm in a knife fight"
"had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"

{adj: despondent, heartsick} without or almost without hope
"despondent about his failure"
"too heartsick to fight back"

{adj: divisible} capable of being or liable to be divided or separated
"even numbers are divisible by two"
"the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"
<-> indivisible

{adj: engaged} involved in military hostilities
"the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

{adj: even, fifty-fifty} equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
"even amounts of butter and sugar"
"on even terms"
"it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"
"had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"
"an even fight"

{adj: fair, just} free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules
"a fair referee"
"fair deal"
"on a fair footing"
"a fair fight"
"by fair means or foul"
<-> unfair

{adj: ferocious, fierce, furious, savage} marked by extreme and violent energy
"a ferocious beating"
"fierce fighting"
"a furious battle"

{adj: fit, primed, set} (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
"in no fit state to continue"
"fit to drop"
"laughing fit to burst"
"she was fit to scream"
"primed for a fight"
"we are set to go at any time"

{adj: hand-to-hand} being at close quarters
"hand-to-hand fighting"

{adj: hard-fought} requiring great effort
"a hard-fought primary"

{adj: heavy} of great intensity or power or force
"a heavy blow"
"the fighting was heavy"
"heavy seas"
<-> light

{adj: hot, raging} characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
"the fighting became hot and heavy"
"a hot engagement"
"a raging battle"
"the river became a raging torrent"

{adj: in evidence} clearly to be seen
"they were much in evidence during the fighting"
"she made certain that her engagement ring was in evidence"

{adj: integral, entire, intact} constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
"a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon
"was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime"
"fought to keep the union intact"

{adj: knockdown-dragout, knock-down-and-drag-out} extremely violent
"a knock-down-and-drag-out fight"

{adj: noncombatant} member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon

{adj: obscure, vague} not clearly understood or expressed
"an obscure turn of phrase"
"an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard
"their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin
"vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke

{adj: prudent} careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
"a prudent manager"
"prudent rulers"
"prudent hesitation"
"more prudent to hide than to fight"
<-> imprudent

{adj: pugnacious, rough} ready and able to resort to force or violence
"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
"they were rough and determined fighting men"

{adj: raw, new} lacking training or experience
"the new men were eager to fight"
"raw recruits"

{adj: rough-and-tumble, bare-knuckle, bare-knuckled} characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
"a rough-and-tumble fight"
"rough-and-tumble politics"
"undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism"

{adj: scrappy} full of fighting spirit
"a scrappy admiral"

{adj: terrific} very great or intense
"a terrific noise"
"a terrific thunderstorm storm"
"fought a terrific battle"

{adj: unaggressive, nonaggressive} not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
<-> aggressive

{adj: uncongenial, incompatible} not suitable to your tastes or needs
"the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"
"the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
<-> congenial

{adj: undeclared} not announced or openly acknowledged
"fighting an undeclared war"
<-> declared

{adj: yellow} cowardly or treacherous
"the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight
"too yellow to stand and fight"

{adv: ferociously, fiercely} in a physically fierce manner
"silence broken by dogs barking ferociously"
"they fought fiercely"

{adv: furiously} in a manner marked by extreme or violent energy
"the boys fought furiously"
"she went peddling furiously up the narrow street"

{adv: hand to hand} at close quarters
"fought hand to hand"

{adv: homeward, homewards} toward home
"fought his way homeward through the deep snow"

{adv: like hell, like mad, like crazy, like sin, like thunder, like the devil} with great speed or effort or intensity
"drove like crazy"
"worked like hell to get the job done"
"ran like sin for the storm cellar"
"work like thunder"
"fought like the devil"

{adv: madly} in a desperate manner
"she fought back madly"

{adv: toe-to-toe} in close combat or at close quarters
"they fought toe-to-toe for the nomination"

{adv: tooth and nail} with force and ferocity
"she fought tooth and nail"

{adv: under arms} armed and prepared for fighting

{adv: valiantly, valorously} with valor; in a valiant manner
"he fought valiantly until the end"

{n: Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL} a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces

{n: Ajax} a mythical Greek hero; a warrior who fought against Troy in the Iliad

{n: Alamo} a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

{n: Allies} the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945

{n: Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of Islam} a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein

{n: Apache} any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma

{n: Ardennes} a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II

{n: Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN} an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism

{n: Balkan Wars} two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe

{n: Belisarius} Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians

{n: Beowulf} the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

{n: Boer War} either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902)

{n: Bull Run} a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War

{n: Bunker Hill, battle of Bunker Hill} the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces

{n: Concord} town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought

{n: Coral Sea, battle of the Coral Sea} a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers

{n: Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, Butcher Cumberland} English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)

{n: Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac} a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)

{n: David} (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)

{n: Dionysius, Dionysius the Elder} the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)

{n: East Turkistan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Islamic Movement} a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression

{n: Eelam, Tamil Eelam} the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for

{n: English Revolution, Glorious Revolution, Bloodless Revolution} the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)

{n: Free French, Fighting French} a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic

{n: Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen} (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)

{n: Gregory, Gregory VII, Hildebrand} the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)

{n: Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami, HUJI} an extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan

{n: Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, HUM, Harkat ul-Ansar, HUA, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Al Faran, Movement of Holy Warriors} an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan

{n: Harold II, King Harold II} King of England who succeeded Edward the Confessor in 1066 and was the last of the Anglo-Saxon monarchs; he was killed fighting the invasion by William the Conqueror (1045-1066)

{n: Ho Chi Minh, Nguyen Tat Thanh} Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South Vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)

{n: Hooker, Joseph Hooker, Fighting Joe Hooker} United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)

{n: Houston, Sam Houston, Samuel Houston} United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)

{n: Hundred Years' War} the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England; 1337-1453

{n: Iran-Iraq War, Gulf War} a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution

{n: James, Jesse James} United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)


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