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n. Slang
1. A fight marked by an extended exchange of heavy blows.
2. Baseball A game in which there are many hits and runs scored.
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1. a boxing match in which opponents trade heavy blows
2. any sporting contest between powerful and evenly matched opponents
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n. Informal.
a boxing bout in which the boxers exchange powerful blows vigorously and aggressively.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slugfest - a fight with bare fistsslugfest - 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"
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