dogfight

Primary Meanings of dogfight

1.
nv
a fiercely disputed contest
engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
2.
nv
a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
arrange for an illegal dogfight
Full Definitions of dogfight
1

n 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”
Type of:
competition, contest
an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

n disorderly fighting

Synonyms:
hassle, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle
Type of:
combat, fight, fighting, scrap
the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

n an aerial engagement between fighter planes

Type of:
battle, conflict, engagement, fight
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

v engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane

Type of:
battle, combat
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
2

n a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)

Type of:
combat, fight, fighting, scrap
the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

v arrange for an illegal dogfight

Type of:
arrange, stage
plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

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