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fight off

Definition of fight off

  1. :  to defend oneself against (someone or something) by fighting or struggling :  to avoid being harmed or overcome by (someone or something) by fighting or struggling <They fought off the attack/attackers.> <I'm trying to fight off a cold.>



Word by Word Definitions

fightplay
  1. :  to contend in battle or physical combat

    :  to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons

    :  to engage in boxing

  1. :  a hostile encounter :  battle, combat

    :  a boxing match

    :  a verbal disagreement :  argument

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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