given to fighting

See: pugnacious
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He was a hearty, strong boy from the first, given to fighting with and escaping from his nurse, and fraternizing with all the village boys, with whom he made expeditions all round the neighbourhood.
As those who read this history will probably long ago have gathered, I am, to be honest, a bit of a coward, and certainly in no way given to fighting, though somehow it has often been my lot to get into unpleasant positions, and to be obliged to shed man's blood.
Mr Sheerman said: "It appears that cats, rabbits and even small dogs are being stolen and then given to fighting dogs to toughen them up.