fight down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fight down fight against or resist strongly "The senator said he would oppose the bill","Don't fight it!"
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Quotations

  • Jon English
    Jon English
    “You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it -- there's no turning back.”

Idioms

Go down without a fight - If someone goes down without a fight, they surrender without putting up any resistance.
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Usage

In literature:

It is upon this that he may possibly fight his way down to posterity and live like a fire forever in the bosom of mankind.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
I ain't liking to be put in the position of fighting all my old neighbours, and I sure can't lie down on my job.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Those fellows would not fight after their leader was down.
"Mr. Isaacs" by F. Marion Crawford
I am sure he would have been very glad to fight if any one had come down.
"The Captain's Toll-Gate" by Frank R. Stockton
He was now a good hundred yards down the brook from the corner where the fight began.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
The fight lasted till four P.M., when the Spanish admiral took refuge in the Downs.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
By-and-by he will fight with his visor down.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
If every ally we have upon earth were to go down in blood and ruin, still would we fight through to the appointed end.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
At dusk the fighting died down, and we were told to hold on and go over at daybreak.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
And they are heard far down below, Our fight is ended with the foe.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
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In poetry:

Moses – Fight, and stand
Firmly for God. Jehovah is salvation.
And now, beloved son in all but blood,
Go, get you down again.
"Mons Angelorum" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Nothing left but to fight
Boldly his last sea-fight!
Can he strike? By heaven, 'tis true!
Down comes the traitor Blue,
And up goes the captive White!
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell
She will lean down where the roses twine
Between the may-trees' silver shine,
And look in the eyes of the dying knight
Who led his army and won her fight.
"The Champion" by Edith Nesbit
Dawn brings lovely playthings to the mind,
But sunset fights and goes down in battle blind.
The banners of dawn spread over in mystery,
But nightfall ends a boast and a pageantry.
"Lovely Playthings" by Ivor Gurney
With favour on thy servants, Lord! look down,
Assist thy brethren to obtain the crown,
And all, who fight beneath thy banner, aid,
To bear their cross, and crush the serpent's head.
"A Prayer Against The Temptations, And Assaults Of The Devil" by Rees Prichard
"What to me the mad ambition
For men's praise and proud position--
Struggling, fighting to the summit
Of its vain and earthly mission,
To lie down on bed of ashes--
Bed of barren, bitter ashes?
"Byron And The Angel" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

(AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter net income fell three percent, pulled down by severance costs and expenses related to a proxy fight with one of its largest shareholders.
Wrestling and Fighting Bog Down Final Days of CT Senate Race.
With the election of Harry Truman, Democrats began the fight to bring down the final barriers of race and gender.
He's been hit and knocked down , but he keeps getting back up and keeps fighting, and I think he's going to do pretty well.
McDowell, lurking in second, won't go down without fight.
If Zhang Tiequan is worried about letting 1.3 billion people down when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its debut in China on Saturday, the Mongolian Wolf is showing no sign.
United States Postal workers, here in the Rio Grande Valley, said they will not go down without fight.
A bouncer at Ups and Downs was stabbed in the leg trying to break up a fight that sent six other people to the hospital with stab wounds as well, Boston Police report.
0A cat fight of sorts is going on in West Columbia about a proposal aimed at cutting down the number of feral cats in the city.
Credeur's termination comes amid accusations that he illegally arrested two men in the case, but Credeur is not going down without a fight.
The fight over extending the 710 stretches back decades — and while transportation officials have proposed a variety of possible routes, but local opposition has always shot them down.
Oracle boss Larry Ellison is backing down from his vow to fight European antitrust regulators who oppose his company's $7 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems, offering to quarantine a Sun unit at.
Lennox, 7, was put down in Belfast after a two-year legal fight and international protests.
Sales manager Joe Lawlor vows to fight Chrysler's shut-down orders.
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray fights for a first down during Georgia's game against South Carolina in October.
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In science:

Managing it means fighting it, at least on the way down to the lunar surface.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
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