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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Contentious rivalry or disagreement among members of a group or organization: infighting on the President's staff.
  • n. Fighting or boxing at close range.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fighting or quarreling among the members of a single group or side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. contention among members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders), sometimes of a bitter, intense, or prolonged character.
  • n. fighting, such as boxing, at close quarters.
  • n. rough-and-tumble, free-for-all fighting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In boxing, fighting at close quarters, where only short-arm blows can be delivered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
  • n. boxing at close quarters

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