fightback

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fight +‎ back

Noun[edit]

fightback ‎(plural fightbacks)

  1. a campaign of resistance; a counterattack
    • 2009, January 25, “Bruce Matthews”, in Brave Sam Stosur wilts under Elena Dementieva[1]:
      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[2]:
      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.

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