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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
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.
Alemao also said that if Parrikar had lived on, he would have legalised the popular sport of bull-fighting in Goa.
Jallikattu is similar to the Spanish bull-fighting tradition and is held during the Tamil New Year harvest festival season of Pongal.
However his white Peugeot ran into barriers set up for the Feria de Nimes, a popular weekend festival featuring bull-fighting which attracts thousands of people each year.
"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 bull but if you choose to torture an animal to death fun I hope it defends itself" - Comedian Ricky Gervais attacks bull-fighting.
IN Dan O'Neill's glorification of the much-shamed "sport" of bullfighting, he says that it's preferable to battle in the bullring than meet a dismal end in an abattoir ("Bull-Fighting: Why We're Wrong to Condemn the Spanish Tradition").
"One man bought two bulls for Dh1 million," Al Matrooshi said.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." He made it clear that for him, bullfighting is just a metaphor to communicate his ideas, not necessarily about the sport but about the diversity of issues.
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.