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bout

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noun \ˈbau̇t\

Simple Definition of bout

  • : a period of time during which someone suffers from something (such as an illness or disease)

  • : a short period of time during which something is done or happening

  • : a wrestling or boxing contest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bout

  1. :  a spell of activity: as a :  an athletic match (as of boxing) b :  outbreak, attack <a bout of pneumonia> c :  session

Examples of bout in a sentence

  1. <undoubtedly the team's best wrestler, he hasn't lost a bout yet>

  2. <she's currently suffering from a bout of the flu>



Origin and Etymology of bout

English dialect, a trip going and returning in plowing, from Middle English bought bend


First Known Use: 1575


BOUT Defined for Kids

bout

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noun \ˈbau̇t\

Definition of bout for Students

  1. 1 :  a contest of skill or strength <a wrestling bout>

  2. 2 :  2attack 4, outbreak <a bad bout of the flu>





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