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Synonyms for dogfight

a fiercely disputed contest

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disorderly fighting

an aerial engagement between fighter planes

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

arrange for an illegal dogfight

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engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane

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Borgal said there are several levels of dog fighters ranging from low-level "street fighters" who challenge other dogs, to organized fighters who raise and breed canines solely for fighting in large-scale operations.
They have an extremely high pain threshold and have long been bred for their aggressiveness, in part for use as dog fighters, according to Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia.
Breeders and dog fighters statewide have a self-serving, economic interest in opposing this bill and raising emotional reactions to an alleged ``regulation of pets.
This is something that's commonly found in the possession of dog fighters.
Badgers are used by dog fighters to train their animals as killers.
A LABRADOR used as bait by dog fighters is making a recovery, it emerged yesterday.
While Mr Flynn was disappointed that, for the current offence, the two men received some months in jail but only a five-year ban on keeping dogs, he insisted the conviction acted as a warning to dog fighters in Scotland.
LET all decent people heed the plea from Perry Barr MP for friends and relatives of dog fighters to report them to the authorities.
Keating is very friendly with Tom Bell and Stephen Barriskill, the founding members of the Farmers' Boys dog fighters in Tandragee, Co Armagh.
This characteristic, called ``gameness,''is highly prized by dog fighters and coveted for breeding.
The public were outraged at the leniency shown to dog fighters convicted this year - but what is the difference between setting dogs on a domestic pet, and setting dogs on a beautiful fox or majestic stag?
d e mda The brothers, from Aberdeenshire, are believed to have operated among a wider ring of dog fighters.