fight for

fight for [phrasal verb]
fight for (something)
1 : to fight in support of (something)

young soldiers fighting for their country

This is a cause that's worth fighting for.

2 : to fight or struggle to get, keep, or achieve (something)

The team is fighting for a spot in the play-offs.

The two armies fought all night for control of the fort.

We are fighting for our rights as citizens.

They had to fight for survival.

When they brought him to the hospital, he was fighting for breath. [=he was struggling to breathe]

Her condition is very serious. She's fighting for her life. [=she is struggling to survive; she is in danger of dying]

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