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bout

noun

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  1. 1 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize <undoubtedly the team's best wrestler, he hasn't lost a bout yet> Synonyms game, competition, contest, event, match, matchup, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyRelated Words athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic

  2. 2 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder <she's currently suffering from a bout of the flu> Synonyms access, attack, case, fit, seizure, siege, spell, turnRelated Words recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms arrest, relief, remission


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