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fight

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flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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Thousands of emergency workers fought fire with fire yesterday in an effort to contain major blazes ringing Australia's largest city ahead of forecast strong winds which authorities fear will fan the infernos.
KUMAR SANGAKKARA fought fire with fire as Sri Lanka launched a lightning start to their chase of India's Sachin Tendulkar-inspired 304 in yesterday's NatWest Series match at Bristol.
IVANO BONETTI fought fire with fire last night when he accused opposite number Billy Davies of foul-mouthed abuse as Dundee crashed at home to Motherwell.