It remains the last fleet action to have been fought by the Royal Navy.
Surrounded, Richard fought on ferociously until his skull was crushed by a halberd.
Parents of teen suicides have fought to put strict anti-bullying laws in 41 states.
The war was fought in villages, on farmland, in cities, and through homes.
Yes, I understand that he fought hard to be head of this nation and we gave him his desire.
I fought against it, fought to remain in that room and go on reading.
They fought each other for the possession of this wonderful land.
We fought like fiends to save you, and we thought we had failed.
Mabel's lawyer has won the most difficult case he ever fought for.
Some one said that the battle with Shields may be fought to-morrow.
Old English feohtan "to fight" (class III strong verb; past tense feaht, past participle fohten), from Proto-Germanic *fekhtanan (cf. Old High German fehtan, German fechten, Middle Dutch and Dutch vechten, Old Frisian fiuhta "to fight"), from PIE *pek- "to pluck out" (wool or hair), apparently with a notion of "pulling roughly" (cf. Greek pekein "to comb, shear," pekos "fleece, wool;" Persian pashm "wool, down," Latin pectere "to comb," Sanskrit paksman- "eyebrows, hair").
Spelling substitution of -gh- for a "hard H" sound was a Middle English scribal habit, especially before -t-. In some late Old English examples, the middle consonant was represented by a yogh. To fight back "resist" is recorded from 1890.
Old English feohte, gefeoht "a fight;" see fight (v.). Cf. Old Frisian fiucht, Old Saxon fehta, Dutch gevecht, Old High German gifeht, German Gefecht.