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.
variant of obsolete
bend, turn, derivative of
match, fray, encounter.
a. a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking
b. a period of illness
a contest or fight, esp a boxing or wrestling match
[C16: variant of obsolete
turn; related to German
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One month, he had vertigo every day, bouts in which he felt as if he were stuck to a wall.
Those antibodies can be helpful in fighting off future bouts of that year's flu.
When clouds collide they collapse and undergo violent bouts of star formation.
But you also get bouts of extreme weather, with droughts and floods.
Some of the other youngsters even carried them in bouts of play.
During his frequent bouts of pain, they would ask him to visualize pleasant memories.
Full-contact jousting began as staged bouts, but then true enthusiasts got involved.
Should you survive, you may be stricken by repeated bouts of sickness.
Everywhere risks lapsing into bouts of chaos and strife.
He was subject to bouts of melancholy and what were probably epileptic fits early in life.
Developed countries have had their bouts of anxiety too.
He had fits of inspiration and long bouts of inactivity.
Velasquez has yet to lose in nine professional bouts.
Most fighters rehydrate aggressively after weigh-ins to regain the water weight that was shed to qualify for their bouts.
He earned a reputation as a gifted but unpredictable player, breaking countless rackets during his frequent bouts of rage.
Previous bouts of human-caused extinctions were due mainly to directed take: humans hunting for food.
Many of his friends died from bouts of malaria, a scourge that has plagued this agrarian society.
Aside from the almost mandatory posturing called for in these bouts, the performances are naturalistic, if flamboyant on occasion.
Two trials suggest that it can cut the rate of relapse in people who have had three or more bouts of depression.
He is also a lifelong migraine sufferer whose headaches were for decades compounded by bouts of depression and panic disorder.
Despite her problems with alcohol and bouts of anxiety, her life seemed to be on a positive track.