put up a good fight


put up a good fight
fight respectably, make a good effort in fighting

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put up a good fight — put up a good/brave/fight phrase to try in a determined way to achieve something even though you do not succeed We put up a good fight in this match and were unlucky to lose. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • put\ up\ a\ good\ fight — • put up a (brave, good, etc.) fight v. phr. To resist. He put up a good fight but he was bound to lose in the end to the older, more experienced chess player …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put up a good fight — try hard They put up a good fight but were unable to win the tournament …   Idioms and examples

  • put up a good fight, show, etc. —  Achieve distinction in difficult circumstances …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • put up a brave fight — put up a good/brave/fight phrase to try in a determined way to achieve something even though you do not succeed We put up a good fight in this match and were unlucky to lose. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • put\ up\ a\ brave\ fight — • put up a (brave, good, etc.) fight v. phr. To resist. He put up a good fight but he was bound to lose in the end to the older, more experienced chess player …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fight — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 struggle using physical force ADJECTIVE ▪ big ▪ fierce ▪ brutal, nasty, vicious ▪ real …   Collocations dictionary

  • fight — fight1 W1S1 [faıt] v past tense and past participle fought [fo:t US fo:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(war)¦ 2¦(hit people)¦ 3¦(try to do something)¦ 4¦(prevent something)¦ 5¦(compete)¦ 6¦(argue)¦ 7¦(sport)¦ 8¦(emotion)¦ 9¦(law)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put up — verb 1. place so as to be noticed (Freq. 4) post a sign post a warning at the dump • Syn: ↑post • Derivationally related forms: ↑posting (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight — 1 /faIt/ past tense and past participle fought verb 1 WAR (I, T) to take part in a war or battle: Did your Uncle fight in the last war? | fight sb: Vietnam fought France and then the US over 30 years. (+ against/with): He fought against the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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