V way prep/adv
The 'fight' groupThese verbs are concerned with moving somewhere with force or with difficulty, either physically or metaphorically. This includes:
moving with energy e.g. burst, forge, storm
harming people or things as you move e.g. batter, elbow, fight, shove
moving with difficulty because of tiredness or obstacles e.g. claw, plod, scramble, work
cutting or burrowing a path through something e.g. bore, burrow, tunnel
The verbs in this group which most frequently have this pattern are claw, fight, force, push, smash, and work.
barge bash batter battle beat blast blaze blitz bludgeon bomb bore break bulldoze burn burrow burst butt chase chip chop claw cleave crash crowbar crush cudgel cut dig drag drill elbow explode fight force forge gatecrash grab grapple grasp hack hammer haul heave hurry jab jostle labour muscle nudge plod plough poke power press pummel punch push rampage scrabble scramble scrape scratch shoot shoulder shove shovel slam slash slog slug smash stampede steamroller storm streak strong-arm struggle stumble stutter sweat sweep tear thrust toil trudge trundle tunnel whack win worm wrestle zap zoom
This bug enters the body from the sand, then burrows its way back out, causing extreme pain.
With nothing to do, the mind is unable to prevent negative thoughts from elbowing their way to center stage.
They're trying to fight their way towards the besieged army camp.
The protesters forced their way into the police headquarters, setting fire to parts of the building.
After he turned professional, Christie was expected to storm his way to a world championship.