HyperDic: dogfight

English > 6 senses of the word dogfight:
NOUNeventdogfighta fiercely disputed contest
actdogfight, hassle, scuffle, tussle, rough-and-tumbledisorderly fighting
actdogfightan aerial engagement between fighter planes
actdogfighta violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
VERBcreationdogfightarrange for an illegal dogfight / dogfight
competitiondogfightengage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
dogfight > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'gfay.t
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > dogfight: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA fiercely disputed contest.
Examples
  • "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"
Broadercontest, competitionAn occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
Spanishpelea de perros
English > dogfight: 6 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningdisorderly fighting.
Synonymshassle, scuffle, tussle, rough-and-tumble
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishagarrada, altercado, disputa, escaramuza, gresca, pelea de perros, pelea, refriega, riña
Catalanaltercació, baralla, batussa, brega, daltabaix
English > dogfight: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn aerial engagement between fighter planes.
Broaderbattle, conflict, fight, engagementA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
Spanishdogfight, pelea de perros
Nounsdogfightera fighter pilot who engages in an aerial dogfights
Verbsdogfightengage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
English > dogfight: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling).
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Verbsdogfightengage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
dogfightarrange for an illegal dogfight / dogfight
English > dogfight: 6 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningArrange for an illegal dogfight / dogfight.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderstage, arrangeplan, organize, and carry out (an event)
Nounsdogfighta violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
English > dogfight: 6 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningEngage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderbattle, combatBattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
Nounsdogfighta violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
dogfightan aerial engagement between fighter planes

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