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It's not just the physical aspect of boxing, it's the whole fighter mentality that has been ingrained in me through the years as a competitive athlete. One of the hardest things you'll ever do is to box - to get into the ring and to face off with somebody whose whole goal is to knock you out, to hurt you, and to be able to fight back.
Cara Castronuova

Meaning of "fight back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIGHT BACK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIGHT BACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fight back is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fight back in English.

WHAT DOES FIGHT BACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fight back in the English dictionary

The first definition of fight back in the dictionary is to resist an attack. Other definition of fight back is to counterattack. Fight back is also to struggle to repress.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FIGHT BACK

PRESENT

Present
I fight back
you fight back
he/she/it fights back
we fight back
you fight back
they fight back
Present continuous
I am fighting back
you are fighting back
he/she/it is fighting back
we are fighting back
you are fighting back
they are fighting back
Present perfect
I have fought back
you have fought back
he/she/it has fought back
we have fought back
you have fought back
they have fought back
Present perfect continuous
I have been fighting back
you have been fighting back
he/she/it has been fighting back
we have been fighting back
you have been fighting back
they have been fighting back
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fought back
you fought back
he/she/it fought back
we fought back
you fought back
they fought back
Past continuous
I was fighting back
you were fighting back
he/she/it was fighting back
we were fighting back
you were fighting back
they were fighting back
Past perfect
I had fought back
you had fought back
he/she/it had fought back
we had fought back
you had fought back
they had fought back
Past perfect continuous
I had been fighting back
you had been fighting back
he/she/it had been fighting back
we had been fighting back
you had been fighting back
they had been fighting back
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fight back
you will fight back
he/she/it will fight back
we will fight back
you will fight back
they will fight back
Future continuous
I will be fighting back
you will be fighting back
he/she/it will be fighting back
we will be fighting back
you will be fighting back
they will be fighting back
Future perfect
I will have fought back
you will have fought back
he/she/it will have fought back
we will have fought back
you will have fought back
they will have fought back
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fighting back
you will have been fighting back
he/she/it will have been fighting back
we will have been fighting back
you will have been fighting back
they will have been fighting back
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fight back
you would fight back
he/she/it would fight back
we would fight back
you would fight back
they would fight back
Conditional continuous
I would be fighting back
you would be fighting back
he/she/it would be fighting back
we would be fighting back
you would be fighting back
they would be fighting back
Conditional perfect
I would have fight back
you would have fight back
he/she/it would have fight back
we would have fight back
you would have fight back
they would have fight back
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fighting back
you would have been fighting back
he/she/it would have been fighting back
we would have been fighting back
you would have been fighting back
they would have been fighting back
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fight back
we let´s fight back
you fight back
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fight back
Past participle
fought back
Present Participle
fighting back
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIGHT BACK

fight
fight it out
fight like Kilkenny cats
fight off
fight shy of
fight-or-flight
fightable
fightback
fighter
fighter jet
fighter pilot
fighter plane
fighter-bomber
fighting
fighting chance
fighting cock
fighting fish
fighting fit
fighting spirit
fighting top

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIGHT BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
set back
sit back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of fight back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FIGHT BACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fight back» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fight back

Translation of «fight back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIGHT BACK

Find out the translation of fight back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fight back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fight back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

反击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

luchar
570 millions of speakers

English

fight back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वापस लड़ाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لرد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отпор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lutar para trás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফিরে যুদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

battre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

lawan balik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich wehren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

反撃する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반격
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

gelut balik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiến đấu trở lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போராடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुन्हा लढणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

direnmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

combattere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

walczyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відсіч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lupta înapoi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντεπιτεθούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veg terug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slå tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjempe tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fight back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIGHT BACK»

The term «fight back» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.957 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIGHT BACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fight back

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIGHT BACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fight back.
1
Michael Bennet
If we, as individuals, want to keep control of our democracy - rather than have a government paid for by corporate interest checks - then we have to fight back now and make sure our system reflects the belief that people, not corporations, control our democracy.
2
Seth Berkley
Now, when you get a viral infection, what normally happens is it takes days or weeks for your body to fight back at full strength, and that might be too late. When you're pre-immunized, what happens is you have forces in your body pre-trained to recognize and defeat specific foes. So that's really how vaccines work.
3
Jack Bowman
I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture, more so than other people. I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else, sometimes they fight back.
4
Craig Bruce
Organizations like the ACLU fought and won the good fight back in the 1960's, but it's clear that nowadays they've run out of useful things to do since they now spend most of their time defending the scum of the Earth from getting what they rightly deserve.
5
Cara Castronuova
It's not just the physical aspect of boxing, it's the whole fighter mentality that has been ingrained in me through the years as a competitive athlete. One of the hardest things you'll ever do is to box - to get into the ring and to face off with somebody whose whole goal is to knock you out, to hurt you, and to be able to fight back.
6
Gregory Corso
The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence.
7
Roger Daltrey
I had me jaw broken, and so my chin stuck way out. That's how I became tough - I learned to pick up anything and fight back.
8
Gray Davis
Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against the federal government that has dropped the ball, that is in bed with these energy companies, that wants them to make more money than they've made before.
9
Christina Hendricks
I just keep praying for Joan to get her power back. To resolve her problems and rise to the top. To fight back!
10
David Limbaugh
Americans were outraged and horrified by this president's reckless spending and his endless assaults on the Constitution, but no issue drove them to rise up and fight back like Obamacare - both the abominable legislative monstrosity itself and the tyrannical, corrupt manner by which Obama crammed it through the legislative process.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIGHT BACK»

Discover the use of fight back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fight back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our ...
An analysis of the role of food corporations in the rise of obesity and diet-related illness reveals the tactics of food lobbyists and other business strategists to shape nutrition policies in America and maintain control over the nation's ...
Michele Simon, 2006
2
Fight Back with Food: Use Nutrition to Heal what Ails You
Accompanied by a valuable nutrition guide, a comprehensive resource, arranged in three in-depth sections, details the top fifty foods that help prevent and treat disease, fight ailments, and promote good health.
‎2002
3
A Time to Fight Back: True Stories of Wartime Resistance
Describes the experiences of eight European and Asian children who risked their lives to provide support to the Allies during World War II
Jayne Pettit, 1996
4
Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices
In Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices Williams reveals what he learned and shows you exactly how to fight back and protect your rights.
Fred Williams, 2010
5
They Say Cutback, We Say Fight Back!: Welfare Activism in an ...
As policymakers confront budget deficits and a new era of austerity, this book provides an authoritative guide for both scholars and activists looking for lessons to direct future efforts to change welfare policy.
Ellen Reese, 2011
6
Gamblers Fight Back: A Professional Gambler's Journey of How ...
After reading a book about a guy who gave up everything, moved to Las Vegas to become a professional gambler with only $6,000 to his name, and went on to become a millionaire, Greg Elder's mission was set.
Greg Elder, 2013
7
Fight Back and Win
Fight Back and Win is a powerful testament to Gloria Allred's trailblazing career and the battles she has fought alongside countless brave individuals to win justice for us all.
Gloria Allred, 2009
8
Stand Up and Fight Back
Unfortunately that evil intruder has come looking for you. He does not fight fairly, and he does not wait for an invitation. Stand Up and Fight Back prepares you for every battle.
Ken Abraham, 2013
9
Detention in the ‘War on Terror': Can Human Rights Fight Back?
In this book, Fiona de Londras presents an overview of counter-terrorist detention in the US and the UK and the attempts by both states to achieve a downward recalibration of international human rights standards as they apply in an ...
Fiona de Londras, 2011
10
The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases ...
This book examines the various groups of animal diseases, explains what attracts them to the human population — from food to sex to living conditions — and offers suggestions for keeping them at bay.
David Waltner-Toews, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIGHT BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fight back is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How to fight back against denied insurance claims
How to fight back against denied insurance claims. Insurance experts say damage from the Memorial Day weekend storms could top $100 ... «KVUE, Jul 15»
2
Advocates for the homeless fight back against negative perceptions
A local homeless advocacy organization is taking a stand to combat the stigma surrounding homelessness after a derogatory Facebook album ... «Charleston Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Unexpected medical bills, can you fight back?
Unexpected medical bills, can you fight back? Updated: CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) -- A new report said nearly one in three Americans with insurance have been ... «WKRC TV Cincinnati, Jul 15»
4
Beauty Pageant Contestants Fight Back Against Cyberbullies With …
A cyberbullying Twitter account is inspiring pageant girls across the nation to post photos of themselves without makeup as a reminder that ... «Life & Style Weekly, Jul 15»
5
Reasonable Doubt: How revenge porn victims can fight back
As if breakups weren't already hard enough, smartphones and social media have now made end-of-relationship fall-outs far worse than ... «Straight.com, Jul 15»
6
African Youth Fight Back Stereotypes Through …
To fight back the stereotypes, a group of African youths have taken to Twitter to portray the less communicated beauty, marvel and successes of ... «Egyptian Streets, Jul 15»
7
Shareholders Launch Fight back Against Federal Home Loan …
Shareholders Launch Fight back Against Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC)&Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me ... «Journal Transcript, Jul 15»
8
The Greeks Fight Back: Oxi to Austerity
The July 5 referendum in Greece provides the clearest and most inspiring evidence to date, but the message it conveyed has been clear for a ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
9
Pageant Queens Fight Back Against Cyberbullying With …
On June 30, Isabella Gaines—the reigning Miss Greater Port City's Outstanding Teen from Wilmington, North Carolina—hopped on Twitter to ... «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
10
How to Fight Back Against 'Robocalls'
How to Fight Back Against 'Robocalls'. More. One woman was awarded $229,500 after receiving over 150 automated calls to her cellphone. «ABC News, Jul 15»

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