fight back

This page is about the phrasal verb fight back.

Meaning: If you fight back, you do what's needed to win a conflict or a battle after being attacked or threatened.

Synonym: retaliate

For example:

  • fight back Tommy just stands there when other kids hit him. He won't fight back.

  • fight back When people blame the new government for the economic crisis, the president fights back and says his government did not create the problems.

Quick Quiz:

Robert fought back when another boy at his school

a. kissed him

b. punched him

c. looked at him

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Contributor: Matt Errey