fighting

Definitions of fighting
  1. noun
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    synonyms: combat, fight, scrap
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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)
    faction, 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)
  2. adjective
    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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