"dogfight" in the noun sense
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"
2. hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble
an aerial engagement between fighter planes
a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
"dogfight" in the verb sense
arrange for an illegal dogfight
engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
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