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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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We know we are not out of danger and we know we are in a dogfight now.
At present, police or the SSPCA have to catch people at a dogfight to be certain of making a prosecution stick.
He said: "None of us can be under any illusions now, we're in a relegation dogfight.
THE street brawl that was the first round of the mayoral campaign has ended in a dogfight with former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa and City Attorney James Hahn set to face off in a June 5 runoff.
Since the competition in our category is extremely strong, we believe we are in for a dogfight.
Every match is a dogfight, and it comes down to who gives it up in the last 30 seconds.
It looked like it was going to be a dogfight game,'' Gruden said.
I like the look of some of the players who have come in, but you look at Coventry, who have spent millions, and they are in a dogfight situation as well.
Then again, the league appeared similarly fractured this team last year, and it turned into a two-month dogfight.
TWO Tornado fighter jets collided in mid-air during an alleged mock dogfight.
Other aerial demonstrations include a mock dogfight by two Cold War- era MiG-17 jets, a bombing demonstration by the F-117 stealth fighter, and aerobatics from F-15 and F-16 fighters.
The film was nominated for three Academy Awards(R), including Best Special Effects for its exciting dogfight scenes.
No one wants to go down to Division 1B so it's going to be a dogfight.
The midfielder said: "We are capable of escaping - but we are also in a dogfight.