dogfight

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noun dog·fight \ˈdȯg-ˌfīt\

Definition of dogfight

  1. 1 :  a fight between dogs; broadly :  a fiercely disputed contest

  2. 2 :  a fight between two or more fighter planes usually at close quarters

dogfight

intransitive verb

dogfighter

play \-ˌfī-tər\ noun

Examples of dogfight in a sentence

  1. He was shot down in a dogfight over enemy territory.

  2. The election has turned into a real dogfight.

1656

First Known Use of dogfight

1656


DOGFIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

dogfight

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noun dog·fight \ˈdȯg-ˌfīt\

Definition of dogfight for English Language Learners

  • : a fight between dogs

  • : a fight between fighter planes that are flying close to each other

  • : a fierce fight or struggle between people or groups



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