Definition of fight back
1 : to attack or try to defeat someone who is attacking or trying to defeat oneself We can't just let them make these accusations against us. We need to fight back!
2 : to make a new effort against an opponent They fell behind early in the game, but they were able to fight back and tie the score in the second half.
Word by Word Definitions
: to contend in battle or physical combat
: to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons
: to engage in boxing
: a hostile encounter : battle, combat
: a boxing match
: a verbal disagreement : argument
: the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine
: the body considered as the wearer of clothes
: capacity for labor, effort, or endurance
: to, toward, or at the rear
: in or into the past : backward in time
: being at or in the back
: distant from a central or main area
: articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth
: to support by material or moral assistance
: to assume financial responsibility for
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