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bull·fight

 (bo͝ol′fīt′)
n.
A public spectacle, performed especially in Spain, Portugal, and parts of Latin America, in which a fighting bull is engaged in a series of traditional maneuvers culminating usually with the ceremonial execution of the bull by sword. In Portugal the bull is often fought from horseback and is not killed.

bull′fight′er n.
bull′fight′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullfighting - the activity at a bullfightbullfighting - the activity at a bullfight    
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
Translations
bikaviadal
tauromachia

bullfighting

[ˈbʊlfaɪtɪŋ] Ntoreo m, tauromaquia f
I hate bullfightingodio los toros

bullfighting

[ˈbʊlfaɪtɪŋ] n (= entertainment) → courses fpl de taureaux
I'd ban bullfighting → J'interdirais les courses de taureaux.
the tradition of bullfighting → la tradition de la tauromachie

bullfighting

[ˈbʊlˌfaɪtɪŋ] ntauromachia
References in classic literature ?
It must have been more delightful than bull-fighting.
They sneer at our bull-fighting, yet do they delight in the shedding of blood.
Perhaps, worn out by exposure, starvation, disease, he had found an end in some hospital, or in an access of despair had sought death in the turbid Seine; but perhaps with his Southern instability he had given up the struggle of his own accord, and now, a clerk in some office in Madrid, turned his fervent rhetoric to politics and bull-fighting.
We stand united with the vast majority of Spanish people who don't support bloody bull-fighting spectacles.
I'd rather you didn't fight a bull but if you choose to torture an animal to death for fun I hope it defends itself " Comedian Ricky Gervais attacks bull-fighting "I'm aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks.
I'd rather you didn't fight bull but if you choose to torture an animal to death fun I hope it defends itself" - Comedian Ricky Gervais attacks bull-fighting.
There is an active trade in bulls between Fujairah and neighbouring Oman, where the sport is even more popular with dozens of bull-fighting rings dotted throughout the country.
When asked about the future of bull-fighting in Spain he replied, "The younger and the under-privileged class of the Spanish society favours imposition of a ban on bull-fighting, while the affluent and the older generation, favour bull-fighting as a symbol of age-old tradition of our country.
Muscat: Dozens of nationals sustained moderate to severe injuries in a brawl that broke out during a bull-fighting competition in the wilayat of Musannah last Friday.
SPAIN seems to be dragging its way out of recession and bull-fighting is certainly on the wane.
Huracan takes its name, like all Lambos, from the world of bull-fighting and in honour of a bull from the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack.
They begin a new four-part C5 series with the gitano people of Andalusia in Spain, where Sally learns flamenco dancing, while Paddy tries bull-fighting.