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This study examines the functions of the English utterance, fighting!, in Korean discourse, with special attention to how and when this expression is employed by Korean native speakers. To this end, this study collected data from naturally occurring situations and the scripts of some TV programs. The results showed that the expression, fighting!, fulfills the primary function of encouraging the addressee, and that this pivotal function is extended to such functions as wishing, congratulating, thanking, promising, consoling, begging, and leave-taking, but not to as filling a pause. The findings of the study corroborated the widely-held claim that an utterance can fulfill plurivalent functions. The study also manifested other features: fighting! can be verbalized; it can or cannot be responded; it can be employed reciprocally; and it can be used to highly value a thing as well as a person. These results will surely shed light on the study of discourse functional perspective of English loan-words in Korean discourse, thus, leading to a better understanding of the nativization of English into another language.