bare-knuckle


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bare-knuck·le

(bâr′nŭk′əl) or bare-knuck·led (-əld)
adv.
Without boxing gloves: fighting bare-knuckle.
adj.
1. Wearing no boxing gloves: an undefeated bare-knuckle champion.
2. Unrestrained by scruples: bare-knuckle business tactics.

bare-knuckle

adj
1. (Boxing) without boxing gloves: a bare-knuckle fight.
2. aggressive and without reservations: a bare-knuckle confrontation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bare-knuckle - characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules; "a rough-and-tumble fight"; "rough-and-tumble politics"; "undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
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AFATHER from Abertillery is making his bare-knuckle boxing debut next month and says he wants to make Wales proud and bring the sport into the mainstream.
The sight of bad boy Ross shirtless may be enough to send hearts fluttering but it's hardly the best situation to be in as he prepares for his bare-knuckle fight, determined to go ahead with the bout.
Ross fans fill your boots - we're going to be seeing a whole lot more of the bad boy this week when he strips to the waist for some more bare-knuckle fighting.
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