4.8.2 Fight

Use this domain for words referring to fighting someone. The words in this domain describe a situation in which two people or groups of people fight each other over something or in order to reach some goal. A fight can use words, various kinds of weapons, or other actions. For fights that only use words use the domain

Louw Nida Codes: 
55B To Fight
  • What words refer to enemies fighting?
    fight, have a fight, get into a fight, fighting, battle, brawl, bully, clash, come to blows, confront, duel, engage (the enemy), face (an enemy), feud, jostle, joust, oppose, scuffle, set-to, spar, skirmish, squabble, strive, struggle, tussle, war, wrestle, be in the fray, go on the warpath,
  • What words refer to a fight?
    affray, altercation, battle (n), bout, combat, conflict, contest, crisis, duel (n), feud (n), gunfight, row, shootout, showdown, skirmish, spat, squabble, strife, struggle (n), tiff, war (n),
  • What words refer to a fight between a few people?
    fight (n), brawl (n), fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee, scrap, scuffle (n),
  • What words refer to a fight between many people?
    fighting, battle, clash (n), confrontation,
  • What words refer to a fight that neither side can win?
    stalemate, standoff,
  • What words refer to someone causing a fight?
    arouse, challenge, embroil, fan the flames, goad, incite, instigate, provoke, rally, rouse, spur, stir up,
  • What words refer to someone who is fighting?
    fighter, hooligan,