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fight back

Definitions of fight back
  1. verb
    defend oneself
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    contend, fight, struggle
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
  2. verb
    fight against or resist strongly
    synonyms: defend, fight, fight down, oppose
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    recalcitrate
    show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient
    fend, resist, stand
    withstand the force of something
    hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand
    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    drive back, fight off, rebuff, repel, repulse
    force or drive back
    stand out
    be stubborn in resolution or resistance
    stand up
    refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
    outbrave
    resist bravely
    hold off
    resist and fight to a standoff
    remain firm, stand
    hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    defy, hold, hold up, withstand
    resist or confront with resistance
    type of:
    contend, fight, struggle
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
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