fight off

fight off
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyt awf, of]
    • /faɪt ɔf, ɒf/
    • /faɪt ɒf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyt awf, of]
    • /faɪt ɔf, ɒf/

Definitions of fight off words

  • transitivephrasal verb fight off defend yourself from 1
  • transitivephrasal verb fight off competition 1
  • transitivephrasal verb fight off infection 1
  • phrasal verb fight off If you fight off something, for example an illness or an unpleasant feeling, you succeed in getting rid of it and in not letting it overcome you. 0
  • phrasal verb fight off If you fight off someone who has attacked you, you fight with them, and succeed in making them go away or stop attacking you. 0
  • verb fight off to repulse; repel 0

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Parts of speech for Fight off


fight off popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fight off

verb fight off

  • bottle up — If you bottle up strong feelings, you do not express them or show them, especially when this makes you tense or angry.
  • check — Check is also a noun.
  • contain — If something such as a box, bag, room, or place contains things, those things are inside it.
  • control — Control of an organization, place, or system is the power to make all the important decisions about the way that it is run.
  • curb — If you curb something, you control it and keep it within limits.

Antonyms for fight off

verb fight off

  • give in — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.
  • give up — the quality or state of being resilient; springiness.
  • yield — to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.

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