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bout

[ bout ]
/ baʊt /
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noun
a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing.
period; session; spell: a bout of illness.
a turn at work or any action.
a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.
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Origin of bout

1535–45; variant of obsolete bought bend, turn, derivative of bowbow1; see bight
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British Dictionary definitions for bout

bout
/ (baʊt) /

noun
  1. a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking
  2. a period of illness
a contest or fight, esp a boxing or wrestling match

Word Origin for bout

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