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bout

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
boutbout /baʊt/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 → a bout of depression/flu/sickness etc2 PERIOD OF TIMEa short period of time during which you do something a lot, especially something that is bad for you 🔊 a drinking boutbout of 🔊 a bout of unemployment3 DSa boxing or wrestling match
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bout• Some of the delays between bouts were annoying, but action never slowed down once the fighting began.• If this also ties, then each team captain selects a representative to fight a deciding bout.• The cruel Sylvie, the Sylvie of the drinking and drug bouts.• A painful bout with heroin addiction eventually led him to a spiritual rebirth.• The sneezing bouts continued for a couple of days, accompanied by shivering and coughing fits.• You can only speculate at how Phoenix featherweight Louie Espinoza would have fared in the bout.bout of• a bout of drinking
'bout'bout /baʊt/ adverb, preposition spoken informal 🔊 🔊 ABOUTabout 🔊 What are you talking 'bout?
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'bout• What are you talking 'bout?
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