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What is another word for fighting back?

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Present participle for to attack or fight back in response to an attack
“I couldn't let myself be attacked again. I had to fight back this time.”
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Present participle for to exact revenge on someone
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“It is this sacrifice of life that is often the most effective against the warlike nations of the world, for they naturally expect all to fight back in vengeance.”
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Present participle for to oppose or defend against something hostile
“They combined their powers to fight back against the incoming swordsmen.”
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Present participle for to constrain the movement or progress of
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“This was one way to fight back against the incoming wave of pastoralism.”
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Present participle for to respond or retaliate forcefully, counteracting or contradicting an action or statement
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Present participle for to talk back or reply impertinently
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Present participle for to struggle or fight back when attacked
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Present participle for to make a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
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