Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dogfight

4 senses of dogfight

Sense 1
dogfight -- (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")
       => contest, competition -- (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Sense 2
hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble -- (disorderly fighting)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Sense 3
dogfight -- (an aerial engagement between fighter planes)
       => battle, conflict, fight, engagement -- (a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement")

Sense 4
dogfight -- (a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling))
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dogfight

2 senses of dogfight

Sense 1
dogfight -- (arrange for an illegal dogfight)
       => stage, arrange -- (plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion")

Sense 2
dogfight -- (engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane)
       => battle, combat -- (battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget")

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