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A fight with the bare fists.
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(ˈfɪstfaɪt) or

fist fight

a fight in which people hit each other with their fists
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a fight using bare fists.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fistfight - a fight with bare fistsfistfight - a fight with bare fists    
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
punch-up - a fistfight; "the quarrel ended in a punch-up"
Verb1.fistfight - fight with the fists; "The man wanted to fist-fight"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
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A physical conflict involving two or more:
Slang: rumble.
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fist fight [ˈfɪstfaɪt] npugilat m, bagarre f à coups de poing
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[ˈfɪstˌfaɪt] nscazzottata
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There was no reply from the bruised and bat- tered regiment, save that one man made broad- cast challenges to fist fights and the red-bearded officer walked rather near and glared in great swashbuckler style at a tall captain in the other regiment.
In a crime report issued on Monday by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Public Relations department said, the two boys had a fist fight on 26 June while on their way home from school.
These were: | | The stabbings of younger people on the "periphery of urban street gangs, involved in street-level drugdealing or on the edges of County Lines"; | Violence connected to robberies, including vehicles, which is also connected to County Lines and money laundering, and | A "proliferation of weapon carrying", which means that the "fist fight becomes a knife fight".
The two were then involved in a fist fight that saw the corporal land blows and kicks on the senior as the other officers and the public watched.
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Its official news agency was reported as saying that Khashoggi died during a fist fight that broke out between him and some Saudi officials inside the premises of the consulate.
at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul led to a brawl and a fist fight with the citizen, Jamal Khashoggi, which led to his death, may his soul rest in peace," the attorney general said in a statement.
They agreed to meet outside a restaurant on January 17 to settle the dispute "over a fist fight" but the fight became violent and the defendant stabbed the 18-year-old from Sudan.