fighting

Definitions of fighting
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n the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Synonyms:
combat, fight, scrap
Types:
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gunfight, gunplay, shootout
a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
brush, clash, encounter, skirmish
a minor short-term fight
close-quarter fighting
hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters
dogfight
a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
fencing
the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
in-fighting
conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
set-to
a brief but vigorous fight
impact, shock
the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
dogfight, hassle, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle
disorderly fighting
affaire d'honneur, duel
a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest
a fight with bare fists
banging, battering
the act of subjecting to strong attack
beating, whipping
the act of overcoming or outdoing
affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle
a noisy fight
brawl, free-for-all
a noisy fight in a crowd
cut-and-thrust, knife fight, snickersnee
fighting with knives
gang fight, rumble
a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
single combat
a fight between two people
contretemps
an awkward clash
punch-up
a fistfight
Type of:
battle, conflict, struggle
an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

adj engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

“review the fighting forces”
Synonyms:
active, combat-ready
operational
(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations

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