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in one-to-one combat or in direct competition: there aren't many fighters willing to go toe-to-toe with him.
(of battles, confrontations, or contests) involving two people or groups fighting with or competing against each other: a toe-to-toe battle.
a fight, confrontation, or contest between two people or groups
1. being in direct confrontation.adv.
2. in a position of direct confrontation: slugging it out toe-to-toe.
|Adv.||1.||toe-to-toe - in close combat or at close quarters; "they fought toe-to-toe for the nomination"|