dogfight

Definitions of dogfight
  1. noun
    a fiercely disputed contest
    “their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them”
    “a real dogfight for third place”
    “a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract”
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    type of:
    competition, contest
    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
  2. noun
    disorderly fighting
    synonyms: hassle, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle
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    type of:
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  3. noun
    an aerial engagement between fighter planes
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    type of:
    battle, conflict, engagement, fight
    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  4. verb
    engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
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    type of:
    battle, combat
    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
  5. noun
    a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
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    type of:
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  6. verb
    arrange for an illegal dogfight
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    type of:
    arrange, stage
    plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
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