Synonyms for bouts

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Antonyms for bouts

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He had won two bouts out of three and stood victor without a throw.

It was in one of Wilson's bouts away at—at Gaskarth, so he said.

From the warping-bars these bouts are carefully wound on the warp-beam.

But in all the many other bouts in which Verbeena had been engaged, kissing was strictly foul.

The three bouts are over, and your ambition will be gratified.

Public wrestling matches were held, followed by bouts with the cudgels.

One hundred and five bouts in ten months and victor in all of them!

We've been bested in a dozen bouts, and nearly always by a fluke.

Gerald, in his bouts of alcoholism, had always shown that he was attracted in that direction.

Beer there is, of course, but no smoking allowed till the bouts are over.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle English bught, probably from an unrecorded Old English variant of byht "a bend," from Proto-Germanic *bukhta- (see bight (n.)). Sense evolved from "a circuit of any kind" (as of a plow) to "a round at any kind of exercise" (1570s), "a round at fighting" (1590s), "a fit of drinking" (1660s).

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