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EtymologyEdit

From in- +‎ fighting. Compare Middle English infighten (to attack), Old English infiht (infighting).

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NounEdit

infighting (countable and uncountable, plural infightings)

  1. Fighting or quarreling among the members of a single group or side.
  2. (boxing) Fighting with one's opponent closer than arm's length.
    • 1924, "Abdication," Time, 1 September, 1924, [1]
      Tate predicted that Wills, famed for infighting, would have to change his tactics against Firpo to avoid being knocked "very loose."
    • 1955, Charles Lesemann, "Ruckus in Georgia," Sports Illustrated, 28 March, 1955, [2]
      His left jab pecked at McTigue's face, and at infighting he matched the champion on even terms.

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VerbEdit

infighting

  1. present participle of infight

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