Fight Back

How to Conjugate Fight Back

  • Infinitive: Fight Back
  • Present Tense: Fight Back/ Fights Back
  • -ing Form: Fighting Back
  • Past Tense: Fought Back
  • Past Participle: Fought Back
Fight Back is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Fight Back:

1. When you defend yourself/resist an attack, or make an effort against an opponent in a competition.

Examples: Bullies harass people who don’t fight back.
The Denver Broncos tried to fight back, but the Seahawks’ defense was too tough.

2. To overcome or control an emotion by trying to hide it.

Examples: Jeremy tried to fight back his tears when his father hugged him for the first time in years.
Samantha was so upset that she had to fight back the urge to scream.

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