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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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But we know where we are now - we're in an absolute dogfight.
We are in a dogfight and we have to scrap all the way to the end.
Asked why the police could not put a stop to the illegal dogfights run by Koreans, Cabrera said, "Those arrested for cruelty to animals are allowed to post bail.
Structurally, a single dogfight meets the "enterprise" requirements as outlined in Boyle.
Abdul Salam, giving an eyewitness account, said that hundreds of people were watching the dogfight.
Fellow Teessider Owen Batey, 40, of Cannock Road, Middlesbrough, was also given 23 weeks in prison, having admitted setting two pit bulls on each other, being present at a dogfight and owning a pit bull.
He said: 'Everybody is talking about the Chelsea game, but forget about that - we are in a relegation dogfight and I will take a win next Saturday over going through to the semifinals of the cup any day.
He recalled an incredible dogfight that took place on 13 May 1943 over Guadalcanal Island against a U.
And Abernethy was right; things do change in the dogfight.
The Birmingham City man has endured some of the lowest points in his career this season as the Blues suffered numerous defeats in the Premiership which dragged them into a relegation dogfight.
A Yugoslav fighter was shot down after a dogfight with a Nato plane yesterday in the first air-to-air combat since day three of the conflict.
The other Joplin film would star the gifted Lili Taylor (I Shot Andy Warhol) and be directed and cowritten by Nancy Savoca, who guided Taylor through the fondly remembered Dogfight.
If a Soviet interceptor jumps an unsuspecting ATF, the pilot defends himself with heat-seeking missiles and cannon fire, the same dogfight weapons employed by existing U.
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We are in a dogfight and have to hope we can scrap our way out of it.