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In-fighting   /ɪn-fˈaɪtɪŋ/   Listen

Conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders).
Boxing at close quarters.

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"In-fighting" Quotes from Famous Books

... other, swinging wildly and moving slowly. Each was intent upon a knockout. Twice each swung and missed rights, avoiding the blows by remnants of their craft and cleverness. Twice they stumbled into clinches and were torn apart by the pitiless Gannon. In the in-fighting (a technical term) Jerry I think must have been struck—I did not see the blow, but it must have been a terrific one—for his knees sagged and his hands dropped to his sides while his mouth gaped open painfully. At the cries from his corner Clancy drove a vicious ...
— Paradise Garden - The Satirical Narrative of a Great Experiment • George Gibbs

Words linked to "In-fighting" :   scrap, fisticuffs, combat, pugilism, boxing, fighting, fight

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