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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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References in classic literature ?
Hammerfield, he was unused to this fierce "infighting," as Ernest called it.
He now devoted himself to infighting. In this he was particularly wicked, and it enabled him to avoid the other's straight-left.
In the previous elections, the BJP created infightings among others to create unrest, be it between Yadavs and Patels, Yadavs and Mauryas, Yadavs and Kushwahas and Yadavs and Dalits.
Dozens of terrorists have been killed and wounded in explosions and infightings in the terrorist-controlled areas of Idlib province in the last few days.
The senator made the call after recent reports of infightings between Medialdea himself and Environment Gina Lopez and the reported alleged power struggle between Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.
In a relevant development on Thursday, at least 137 militants, including 87 members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at, Faylaq al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and Jeish al-Izzah as well as 15 foreign militants from Uzbekistan, Asia and the Persian Gulf littoral states have been killed in recent assassination operations and infightings, the London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) admitted.
At least 137 militants, including 87 members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), Faylaq al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and Jeish al-Izzah as well as 15 foreign militants from Uzbekistan, Asia and the Persian Gulf littoral states have been killed in recent assassination operations and infightings, the London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) admitted on Thursday.
Local sources said on Thursday that a number of foreign members of the ISIL terrorist group were killed in infightings in Deir Ezzur province.
Other sources also said that during the recent infightings among the terrorists in Jarablus and Azaz regions, 100 militants were killed and 200 others were wounded.
The non-stop infightings of rival terrorist groups have caused people to call on militants to leave the region.
The infightings among the rival groups were very heavy and ending in the killing or wounding of tens of the terrorists.
As the Syrian army and its allies are advancing in various parts of Damascus province, hopelessness and fundamental differences among the militant groups have ended in escalation of more infightings.