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Noun: dogfight  'dóg,fIt
  1. A fiercely disputed contest
    "their rancour dated from a political dogfight between them"; "a real dogfight for third place"; "a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"
     
  2. Disorderly fighting
    - hassle, scuffle, tussle, rough-and-tumble
     
  3. An aerial engagement between fighter planes
     
  4. A violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
Verb: dogfight  'dóg,fIt
  1. Arrange for an illegal dogfight
     
  2. Engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane

Derived forms: dogfights, dogfighting

Type of: arrange, battle, combat, competition, conflict, contest, engagement, fight, fighting, scrap, stage

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