fight for

phrasal verb

fought for; fighting for; fights for
1
: to fight in support of (something)
young soldiers fighting for their country
This is a cause that's worth fighting for.
2
: to fight or struggle to get, keep, or achieve (something)
The team is fighting for a spot in the play-offs.
The two armies fought all night for control of the fort.
They had to fight for survival.

Examples of fight for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joe Biden is about fighting for the American people and putting forward an agenda for the future. ABC News, 19 May 2024 Officials in Taiwan say the debate over TikTok is just one battle in a war against disinformation and foreign influence that the country has already been fighting for years. Amy Chang Chien, New York Times, 17 May 2024 Sanada stars as Lord Yoshii Toranaga, a member of the ruling Council of Regents who must fight for his survival when the political tides turn against him. Joe Otterson, Variety, 16 May 2024 The soldier is part of the Freedom of Russia Legion, a group of Russians opposed to President Vladimir Putin who are fighting for Ukraine. Fox News, 16 May 2024 There’s a fight for the soul of the city that’s been going on for some time, between Mayor Franklyn Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito) and the town’s reigning visionary, Caesar Catilina (Adam Driver). David Fear, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2024 Airlines are constantly fighting for the attention of their passengers who are distracted by screens of their own. Joel Rose, NPR, 16 May 2024 Medina first introduced the bill in 2018, only to face lengthy, controversial fight for the curriculum that would draw attention to groups whose history and stories have been traditionally overlooked. Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee, 13 May 2024 Today’s challenges would be familiar to the reformers who fought for the Child Labor Amendment a century ago and lost, and who accepted the FLSA as a consolation prize. TIME, 13 May 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'fight for.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near fight for

Cite this Entry

“Fight for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fight%20for. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!