What is another word for dog eat dog?

137 synonyms found


[ dˈɒɡ ˈiːt dˈɒɡ], [ dˈɒɡ ˈiːt dˈɒɡ], [ d_ˈɒ_ɡ ˈiː_t d_ˈɒ_ɡ]

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How to use "Dog eat dog" in context?

The phrase, "dog eat dog," may be a metaphor, but it is also a reality in many communities. When two or more animals compete for food and resources, violence is likely to occur. This is especially true when one animal is considered to be weaker than the others. In many cases, the weaker animal is likely to be eaten by the stronger ones. In this way, the weak are eliminated and the potential for competition is reduced. In some cases, however, this can result in a community where cooperation is impossible because each animal is preoccupied with protecting itself.

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