fight off
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fight off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (enemy, attack)
a. rechazar, ahuyentar
2. (illness)
a. librarse de
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fight off
transitive verb
1 (repel) [+attack, attacker] repeler; rechazar
they successfully fought off a takeover bid consiguieron defenderse contra una oferta de adquisición
she managed to fight off her attacker and call for help The pools of blood on the floor suggest he tried to fight off his attackers before they fired bullets into his head and chest the more fit the body is,the greater the ability to fight off the invading enemy troops Last year De La Rue fought off attempts by Mr Maxwell to make it sell its Crosfield electronics operation to Scitex THE BBC is to launch a screen war to try to fight off the challenge from the Sky News satellite
2 (resist) [+disease, infection] combatir
he was fighting off sleep se esforzaba para combatir el sueño
I fought off sleep for half an hour but eventually succumbed all day she fought off the impulse to telephone him
I had to fight off an impulse to scream tuve que reprimir el impulso de gritar
the body's ability to fight off infection she had been fighting off cancer for six months before it claimed her life
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