fought fought  /ˈfɔt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  2. (n) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  3. (n) an aggressive willingness to compete
  4. (n) an intense verbal dispute
  5. (n) a boxing or wrestling match
  6. (v) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
  7. (v) fight against or resist strongly
  8. (v) make a strenuous or labored effort
  9. (v) exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

Usage(s):

  1. After a chain of adult toy stores opened on I-70 in Kansas, locals fought back -- but a budget-strapped state government has decided it's a lost cause.
  2. She fought--and died at the age of 30--for the rights of Afghan women.
  3. In earlier years he fought a retiring battle.

News

  1. Water polo: A hard-fought loss

    Pasadena High School’s girls water polo team held on for a hard-fought 4-3 overtime win over Nipomo High in a defensive battle Tuesday during a CIF Southern Section Division 5 wild card game.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Adobe Press

  2. How Yahoo Fought Against PRISM in Secret — and Lost

    Before allegedly becoming part of the secret National Security Agency surveillance program PRISM , Yahoo fought against it in court, in what was until now a secret challenge. The company eventually lost and had to comply, according to new reports. This revelation comes from newly leaked documents, obtained by The New York Times , that shed some light on how Yahoo became part of PRISM, the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. Yahoo Fought the Good Fight Against PRISM But Failed [REPORT]

    It looks like Yahoo fought the good fight, but ultimately failed to prevent its own forced participation in the recently-revealed PRISM – the NSA’s previously top secret surveillance program. The New York Times reports that they have determined the identity …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WebProNews

Quotes

  1. "I looked up to him, I fought next to him, and I am deeply saddened that he is gone," Mr. Rockefeller said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

  2. "I want to thank the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together around a hard-fought compromise that will save or create more than 3.5 million jobs and get our economy back on track," Obama said in a statement.
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  3. "The majority of the nation no longer supports the way this war is being fought; nor does the majority of our military," said Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran whose son now serves in Iraq with the Marine Corps. "We need a new direction."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: James Henry Webb Source: CNN

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