a baseball game in which both teams make many runs and extra-base hits.
a boxing bout in which the boxers exchange powerful blows vigorously and aggressively with little care for defense.
an intense conflict or combat.
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How to use slugfest in a sentence
The race devolved into a heavily funded partisan slugfest in the final month, with the teachers union spending for Petterson and a conservative super PAC backing Williams.Pandemic Politics Produced Mixed Results in Local School Board Races | Jakob McWhinney | November 11, 2022 | Voice of San Diego
The Orange Bowl semi between two programs trying to get historical boulders off their backs, Georgia and Michigan, should be a fun and physical slugfest.Can’t Decide Which Bowl Games To Watch? We’ve Got A Metric For That. | Alex Kirshner | December 15, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Four of the nine Justices in recent months have publicly addressed the fear of mistaking the marble Supreme Court edifice for the political slugfest of the Iowa State Fair.Waning Trust in the Supreme Court and a Divided Public on Abortion Converge | Philip Elliott | October 12, 2021 | Time
“Fourth quarter is always a bit of a slugfest when it comes to positioning yourself to win from a marketing perspective,” said Brian Berger, CEO of Mack Weldon, which sells men’s basics like t-shirts and sweatpants.‘Flying blind’: How DTC CEOs are preparing for the holidays | Anna Hensel | October 2, 2020 | Digiday
This is a job for independent committees, like Bowles-Simpson, not a partisan slugfest.
The hearing was billed in the press as more than just another partisan slugfest.How the Chuck Hagel Fight Changed the American Jewish Landscape in Washington | J. J. Goldberg | August 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if Gingrich heads to the showers, a Romney-Santorum slugfest could go all the way to Tampa.Can Newt Gingrich Hang On After Alabama and Mississippi Primaries? | Howard Kurtz | March 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, the Fox News faceoff has all the elements needed for a slugfest.South Carolina Showdown as GOP Candidates Face Off in Fox Debate | Howard Kurtz | January 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It was encouraging,” Bob Schuman, of an independent committee called Americans for Rick Perry, said of the two-hour GOP slugfest.
British Dictionary definitions for slugfest
a boxing match in which opponents trade heavy blows
any sporting contest between powerful and evenly matched opponents
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