slug it out

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slug it out

informal
:to fight or compete over something until one side wins
  • The companies are slugging it out in court.

Word by Word Definitions

slug play
  1. : sluggard

  2. : a lump, disk, or cylinder of material (such as plastic or metal): such as

  3. : a musket ball

  1. : to add a printer's slug to

  2. : to drink in gulps

  1. : a heavy blow especially with the fist

  1. : to strike heavily with or as if with the fist or a bat

  2. : fight

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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