fighting

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

fighting

  1. Present participle of fight.

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Adjective[edit]

fighting

  1. engaged in war or other conflict
  2. apt to provoke a fight
    • 1925 April 11, "Books", in The New Yorker, page 26,
      It seems like a fighting insult, but he explains.
    • 1947, Hold That Lion! (film),
      Them's fighting words in my country!
    • 2003, Marjorie Kelly, The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ISBN 1576752372, page xi,
      Those are fighting words, of course, and the people who presently hold the high ground of economic power in society will not be amused.

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Noun[edit]

fighting (plural fightings)

  1. A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight
    • 1613, “The Costlie Whore”, in A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV.[1]:
      Then here the warres end, here[206] our fightings marde, Yet by your leave Ile stand upon my Guard.
    • 1840, Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History[2]:
      Seid had fallen in the War of Tabuc, the first of Mahomet's fightings with the Greeks.
    • 1860, John Yeardley, Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel[3]:
      A good many soldiers, and some officers, were present; but the expression of our dissent from all wars and fightings had not displeased them, for they shook hands with US most kindly.

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