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Fight down   /faɪt daʊn/   Listen
Fight down

verb
1.
Fight against or resist strongly.  Synonyms: defend, fight, fight back, oppose.  "Don't fight it!"






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"Fight down" Quotes from Famous Books



... seemed that the very torch-flames hissed warnings above the merriment, while the occasional pauses were so heavy with doom that their weight was well-nigh unendurable; at each, she was forced to fight down a mad impulse to ...
— The Ward of King Canute • Ottilie A. Liljencrantz

... his followers were too sensible to be caught by any such trickery. They gave their loyal support to the Stetson bill, and the Campbell bill was allowed to die in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This narrowed the fight down to the Stetson bill and the ...
— Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 • Franklin Hichborn

... 'round, I reckon. I see him lickin' a nigger a few minutes ago. Say, that boy's come out to be the fightenest feller I ever did see. Him allowin' he got that there Injun, day we had the fight down on the Platte, it just made a new man out'n him. 'Fore long he whupped a teamster that got sassy with him. Then he taken a rock and lammed the cook 'cause he looked like he was laffin' at him. Not long atter that, he killed a Injun he ...
— The Way of a Man • Emerson Hough

... skirmishers which was still going on in the darkness along their front. Dick saw the pink flashes along the edges of the woods and the wheat field, but his mind, deadened for the time, took no further impressions. Skirmishers were unpleasant people, anyway. Let them fight down there. It did not matter what they might do to one another. A minute or two later he was ...
— The Sword of Antietam • Joseph A. Altsheler

... or disturbed by the presumption of any living human being. She remarked that she had neither intention nor desire to encroach upon his peace of mind, that she was merely concerned for his future, and was wondering how he would fight down his hunger ...
— The Goose Man • Jacob Wassermann

... as one's finger. The planter, knowing that this overwhelming fertility and the jealous advances of the forest are his most formidable enemies, directs his most strenuous efforts to keeping clear his plantation, especially while the plants are young and unable to fight down the weeds. Later on, weeding is less urgent, but in the beginning it is the one essential duty, more so than planting. Mr. Ch. had therefore an enormous task before him, and as he could not expect any return from the coffee trees for two or three years, he did as all planters do, ...
— Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific • Felix Speiser



Words linked to "Fight down" :   resist, fight off, stand, struggle, oppose, contend, repulse, fight back, fight, recalcitrate, rebuff, hold out, stand firm, fend, repel, withstand, drive back



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