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noun as in fistfight

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If you had an argument with man that escalated to fisticuffs you set your weapons aside.

The last-minute fisticuffs has left both men without a positive message.

In the spin room here in Tampa, the verbal fisticuffs continued.

After a particularly egregious infraction—drunken fisticuffs, for instance—she could banish a customer entirely.

Eastside High is not the kind of place, if you come from Bergen County, New Jersey, where you want to start fisticuffs, OK?

It had been many years since anybody on the Wabash had dared Deacon Klegg to a match in fisticuffs.

He engaged it wildly at fisticuffs; pounded it upon the countenance and drove it away.

Gus leaped up, forgetting the fright after his last fisticuffs.

Some gaming and some drinking, while on the forecastle two men were settling a dispute at fisticuffs.

But the other dropped at the interruption, turned upon Turnbull and began a battering bout of fisticuffs.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fisticuffs, such as: boxing, encounter, and fight.

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