My mother died after a one-year bout with lung cancer two years ago.
The buildup was that the challenger had bested the reigning champ in the first bout and now the champ had to make a comeback.
Cruz barely recovered from a bout of food poisoning to soldier through her PR paces Tuesday.
1540s, from Middle English bught, probably from an unrecorded Old English variant of byht "a bend," from Proto-Germanic *bukhta- (see bight (n.)). Sense evolved from "a circuit of any kind" (as of a plow) to "a round at any kind of exercise" (1570s), "a round at fighting" (1590s), "a fit of drinking" (1660s).