bout

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noun
  1. a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing.

  2. period; session; spell: a bout of illness.

  1. a turn at work or any action.

  2. a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.

Origin of bout

1
1535–45; variant of obsolete bought bend, turn, derivative of bowbow1; see bight

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bout

/ (baʊt) /


noun
    • a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking

    • a period of illness

  1. a contest or fight, esp a boxing or wrestling match

Origin of bout

1
C16: variant of obsolete bought turn; related to German Bucht bight; see about

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