bout

A bout is a fight. If you want to be a boxer, start with some easy bouts before challenging the champ.

A bout is a period of time in which something intense happens, like fighting, binging, or being sick, and comes from the word for bending, or going round in a circle. We usually use it these days for something you wouldn't want to go on for too long of a time. If the full moon makes you crazy, you might suffer a bout of madness.

Primary Meanings of bout

1.
n
a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
2.
n
an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
Full Definitions of bout
1

n a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)

Type of:
competition, contest
an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

n (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

Synonyms:
round, turn
Types:
top, top of the inning
the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
bottom, bottom of the inning
the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
Type of:
division, part, section
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

n a period of illness

“a bout of fever”
“a bout of depression”
Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time
2

n an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

Synonyms:
binge, bust, tear
Types:
piss-up
vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking
Type of:
revel, revelry
unrestrained merrymaking

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