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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.
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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
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Translations
bikaviadal
tauromachia

bullfighting

[ˈbʊlfaɪtɪŋ] Ntoreo m, tauromaquia f
I hate bullfightingodio los toros
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bullfighting

[ˈbʊlˌfaɪtɪŋ] ntauromachia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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