- to engage in a dogfight with.
- to engage in a dogfight.
Origin of dogfight
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Related Wordstussle, brawl, ruckus, fisticuffs, melee, altercation, fracas, free-for-all, dogfight, riot, scuffle, battle, combat, contest, confrontation, bout, war, match, dispute, clash
Examples from the Web for dogfight
Dogfight (1991) If you see one River Phoenix film, see My Own Private Idaho.
But if you see two, you should make the second one Dogfight.
Rose eventually catches wind of the “dogfight” scenario and storms out on Eddie, who convinces her to give him a second chance.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln is in a dogfight for survival in her primary against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.3 Lessons from Today's Elections
May 17, 2010
If that's not elite enough, the national champion has to dogfight its way through six games.Pat O’Brien Breaks Down the NCAA Tournament
March 16, 2009
It was everybody into the dogfight to keep the Heinkels from getting at the four precious bombers.
Send a big flight of Messerschmitts in after my squadron contacts the decoy bombers and have them start a dogfight.
Tom, Roger, and Astro watched the dogfight on the scanner in horrified fascination.On the Trail of the Space Pirates
- close quarters combat between fighter aircraft
- any rough violent fight
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Word Origin and History for dogfight
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