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in·fight·ing

 (ĭn′fī′tĭng)
n.
1. Contentious rivalry or disagreement among members of a group or organization: infighting on the President's staff.
2. Fighting or boxing at close range.

in′fight′er n.
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infighting

(ˈɪnˌfaɪtɪŋ)
n
1. (Boxing) boxing combat at close quarters in which proper blows are inhibited and the fighters try to wear down each other's strength
2. intense competition, as between members of the same organization, esp when kept secret from outsiders
ˈinˌfighter n
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in•fight•ing

(ˈɪnˌfaɪ tɪŋ)

n.
1. fighting at close range.
2. fighting between rivals or people closely associated: political infighting.
3. free-for-all fighting.
[1810–20]
in′fight`er, n.
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infighting

Close-range fighting.
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Translations

infighting

[ˈɪnfaɪtɪŋ] N (in organization) → lucha f interna (Boxing) → lucha f cuerpo a cuerpo
political infightingpeleas fpl políticas
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infighting

in-fighting [ˈɪnfaɪtɪŋ] nquerelles fpl internes
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He had the reputation of one of the pre-eminent political infighters of his time.
I don't know whether ordinary folk can actually do anything to help, but it is sad to see what is going on and unless someone can bang heads together, or simply let the infighters see what the ultimate result will be, then I fear Musselburgh will be no more and nobody wins.
It's not enough for the NCIS team to be excellent investigators who work well together--they have to be hardened bureaucratic infighters as well.
Risen portrays them as consummate bureaucratic infighters, who make Machiavelli look like a piker.
"Maybe it is time for someone else to run who can connect with the public at large, rather than just an infighters' game among lawyers," Roberts said.