boutsbaʊt noun +(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive +a period of illness +a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers) +an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
1 turn, round, time, occasion, spell, period, session:
A bout has been arranged between the heavyweight champion of the world and a challenger from Puerto Rico.
Advanced English Dictionary
+noun 1 ~ (of sth / of doing sth) a short period of great activity; a short period during which there is a lot of a particular thing, usually sth unpleasant: They had been fighting after a drinking bout. + the latest bout of inflation + Regular exercise is better than occasional bouts of strenuous activity. 2 ~ (of sth) an attack or period of illness: a severe bout of flu / coughing + He suffered occasional bouts of depression. + (AmE) a bout with the flu 3 a boxing or WRESTLING match
Collocation Dictionary noun
bad, nasty, prolonged, serious, severe
I got a bad bout of flu last winter.
| mild | drinking
VERB + BOUT
get, have, suffer from
during a/the ~ | ~ of
a bout of depression
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