fight for

phrasal verb
fought for; fighting for; fights for

Definition of fight 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.

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“Fight for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fight%20for. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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