the act of fighting; any contest or struggle (Freq. 25)

a fight broke out at the hockey game


there was fighting in the streets


the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Syn: ↑fight, ↑combat, ↑scrap
Derivationally related forms: ↑scrappy (for: ↑scrap), ↑scrap (for: ↑scrap), ↑combat (for: ↑combat), ↑fight, ↑fight (for: ↑fight)
Hypernyms: ↑conflict, ↑struggle, ↑battle
Part Meronyms: ↑blow
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations (Freq. 5)

on active duty


the platoon is combat-ready


review the fighting forces

Syn: ↑active, ↑combat-ready
Similar to: ↑operational
Derivationally related forms: ↑activeness (for: ↑active), ↑activity (for: ↑active)

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