Bout - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |baʊt|  American pronunciation of the word bout
Brit.  |baʊt|  British pronunciation of the word bout

noun

- (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive (syn: round, turn)
- a period of illness

a bout of fever
a bout of depression

- a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
- an occasion for excessive eating or drinking (syn: binge, bust, tear)

Examples

...undoubtedly the team's best wrestler, he hasn't lost a bout yet...

...she's currently suffering from a bout of the flu...

...after his bout with laryngitis, he had a terribly gravel voice...

He came down with a bad bout of the flu.

...an athlete prostrated for weeks by a bout of pneumonia...

a continuous bout of illness lasting six months

Word forms

noun
singular: bout
plural: bouts
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