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  • 1 fight off something — fight off (something) 1. to get rid of something, esp. an illness. Her body couldn t fight the infection off. 2. to keep yourself from doing something you should not do. I was trying to fight off the urge to sneak into the kitchen for something… …

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  • 2 fight off — (something) 1. to get rid of something, esp. an illness. Her body couldn t fight the infection off. 2. to keep yourself from doing something you should not do. I was trying to fight off the urge to sneak into the kitchen for something to eat.… …

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  • 3 fight off — fight back / fight off [v] defend oneself beat off*, bottle up*, check, contain, control, curb, fend off, hold at bay*, hold back, keep at bay*, oppose, put up fight, repel, reply, repress, repulse, resist, restrain, retaliate, stave off, ward… …

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  • 4 fight off — index counter, parry, repel (drive back) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 fight off — verb force or drive back repel the attacker fight off the onslaught rebuff the attack • Syn: ↑repel, ↑repulse, ↑rebuff, ↑drive back • Derivationally related forms …

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  • 6 fight off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fight off something, for example an illness or an unpleasant feeling, you succeed in getting rid of it and in not letting it overcome you. [V P n (not pron)] Unfortunately these drugs are quite toxic and hinder the body s… …

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  • 7 fight off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fight off : present tense I/you/we/they fight off he/she/it fights off present participle fighting off past tense fought off past participle fought off 1) to stop someone who is trying to attack you The woman… …

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  • 8 fight-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: fight (II) + off (as in play off) : a prizefight to decide a tie or to determine a single winner in a class compare play off * * * fight off «FYT F, OF», noun. a contest to decide a tie, esp …

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  • 9 fight off — they tried in vain to fight off the swarming locusts Syn: repel, repulse, beat off/back, ward off, fend off, keep/hold at bay, drive away/back, force back …

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  • 10 fight off — {v. phr.} 1. To struggle against someone so as to free oneself; push an attacker back. * /Suzy fought off her two attackers in Central Park with a couple of karate chops./ 2. To strive to overcome something negative. * /After twelve hours at the… …

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  • 11 fight off — {v. phr.} 1. To struggle against someone so as to free oneself; push an attacker back. * /Suzy fought off her two attackers in Central Park with a couple of karate chops./ 2. To strive to overcome something negative. * /After twelve hours at the… …

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  • 12 fight off — verb a) To succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack. The platoon fought off the guerilla attack. b) To resist, particularly an infection or an emotion. The actor John Smith hopes to fight off the other nominees for the Golden Globe award …

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  • 13 fight\ off — v. phr. 1. To struggle against someone so as to free oneself; push an attacker back. Suzy fought off her two attackers in Central Park with a couple of karate chops. 2. To strive to overcome something negative. After twelve hours at the computer… …

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  • 14 fight off — phr verb Fight off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bacteria, ↑challenge, ↑competition, ↑fatigue, ↑illness, ↑infection …

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  • 15 fight off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. fend off, hold back, resist, repulse; see defend 1 , repel 1 …

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  • 16 fight off — drive back, ward off, repulse …

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  • 17 fight back — / fight off [v] defend oneself beat off*, bottle up*, check, contain, control, curb, fend off, hold at bay*, hold back, keep at bay*, oppose, put up fight, repel, reply, repress, repulse, resist, restrain, retaliate, stave off, ward off; concepts …

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  • 18 fight — ► VERB (past and past part. fought) 1) take part in a violent struggle involving physical force or weapons. 2) engage in (a war or contest). 3) quarrel or argue. 4) (fight off) defend oneself against an attack by. 5) struggle to overcome,… …

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  • 19 fight — [fīt] vi. fought, fighting [ME fighten < OE feohtan, akin to Ger fechten < IE base * pek , to pluck hair or wool > OE feoh (see FEE) & L pecten, a comb, pecu, cattle] 1. a) to take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle b) to… …

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  • 20 Off-track betting — (or OTB; in British English, off course betting) refers to sanctioned gambling on horse racing outside a race track. Contents 1 US history 2 See also 3 References …

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