FIGHT: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
WORD: Fight (verb)
What could this word possibly have to do with success? You may already have an answer to this and there’s a question at the end that regardless of your answer you have know fully and without hesitation and completely.
DEFINITION of Fight:
- take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons.
- engage in (a war or battle).
- quarrel or argue.
- struggle to put out (a fire, especially a large one).
- endeavor vigorously to win (an election or other contest).
- campaign determinedly for or against something, especially to put right what one considers unfair or unjust.
- struggle or campaign against (something).
- attempt to repress (a feeling or an expression of a feeling).
- take part in a boxing match against (an opponent).
- move forward with difficulty, especially by pushing through a crowd or overcoming physical obstacles.
- command, manage, or maneuver (troops, a ship, or military equipment) in battle.
(used in a sentence x 3-10)
- “the men were fighting”
- “she didn’t want to fight with her mother all the time”
- “two fire trucks raced to the scene to fight the blaze”
- “the pilot program is a step forward in fighting corporate crime”
- “I will fight for more equitable laws”
- “she had to fight back tears of frustration”
- “she watched him fight his way across the room”
ETYMOLOGY of Fight:
Old English feohtan “to combat, contend with weapons, strive; attack; gain by fighting, win” (intransitive; class III strong verb; past tense feaht, past participle fohten), from Proto-Germanic *fe(u)hta (source also of Old High German fehtan, German fechten, Middle Dutch and Dutch vechten, Old Frisian fiuhta “to fight”), probably from PIE *pek- (2) “to comb, to pluck out” wool or hair (source also of Lithuanian pėšti”to pluck,” Greek pekein “to comb, shear,” pekos “fleece, wool;” Persian pashm “wool, down,” Latin pectere “to comb,” Sanskrit paksman- “eyebrows, hair”). Apparently the notion is “pulling roughly,” or “to tear out one another’s hair.” But perhaps it is from the source of Latin pugnus “fist.”
Fight: The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEAS:
Yeah so…. Are you? Fighting? And for what? Why? Why are you fighting? Or more importantly, if you’re not, why not? C’mon, get in the fight!