fight back

  1. fight against or resist strongly
    Don't fight it!
    The senator said he would oppose the bill
  2. defend oneself
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How To Use fight back In A Sentence

  • But it is not so clear that this weakening of states increases the possibility of the political independence or autonomy of oppressed nations within them, because the bourgeoisies of the weakened nation-states in question fight back.
  • The skin is not only tough but also loose, allowing it to squirm free from its attackers, and fight back with long claws and sharp teeth. Times, Sunday Times
  • Since infancy, his father scolded him when he didn't stand up for himself and encouraged him to fight back if he was pushed around. Times, Sunday Times
  • A little miracle that we summoned the strength to fight back. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned Hungary will fight back if the 27-nation European Union interferes in what he calls internal politics while his country holds the EU's presidency. European Parliament Members Challenge Hungary Media Law
  • It was unbelievable what happened - a little miracle that we summoned the strength to fight back and win from that position. The Sun
  • To Dungarvan's eternal credit they mounted a magnificent fight back when teams of lesser resolve would have folded.
  • The parasites can fight back, with a range of eggs that mimic those of their chosen host.
  • The current expectation for spring growth is the fescue and lespedeza will take an early lead in the battle of the grasses, in which case TLC will be ready to fight back with herbicide. TradingMarkets
  • They are resolute that they will physically fight back whenever the law and order officers arrive.
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