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See also: fight back
fightback (plural fightbacks)
- a campaign of resistance; a counterattack
2009, January 25, “Bruce Matthews”, in Brave Sam Stosur wilts under Elena Dementieva:
- Stosur gave hope of a fightback when she smashed through Dementieva's serve in the first game of the second set.
2011 September 24, Arindam Rej, “Liverpool 2 - 1 Wolverhampton”, in BBC Sport:
- Liverpool resisted a second-half fightback from Wolves to secure a hard-fought victory and end a run of back-to-back Premier League defeats.