mortal combat

noun

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: a fight that will result in the death of the loser : a fight to the death two gladiators locked in mortal combat

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“Mortal combat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortal%20combat. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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