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 for bout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bout \Bout\, n. [A different spelling and application of bought
     bend.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going
        and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a
        turn; a round.
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              In notes with many a winding bout
              Of linked sweetness long drawn out.   --Milton.
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              The prince . . . has taken me in his train, so that
              I am in no danger of starving for this bout.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     2. A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything;
        as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
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              The gentleman will, for his honor's sake, have one
              bout with you; he can not by the duello avoid it.
                                                    --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bout
      n 1: (sports) a division during which one team is on the
           offensive [syn: turn, bout, round]
      2: a period of illness; "a bout of fever"; "a bout of
         depression"
      3: a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
      4: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a
         bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust, tear, binge,
         bout]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "bout":
     Chinese boxing, Olympic games, Olympics, arsis, bacchanal,
     bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat, beat, bender, binge, boxing,
     boxing match, bust, carousal, carouse, celebration, chance, circle,
     circuit, close fighting, compotation, concours, contest, course,
     cycle, debauch, decathlon, derby, diastole, double-header, doubles,
     downbeat, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, duel, encounter,
     engagement, escapade, event, fight, fighting, fisticuffs, fling,
     foursome, game, games, games of chance, go, guzzle, gymkhana,
     infighting, inning, innings, jag, joust, lark, match, matching,
     meet, meeting, occasion, opportunity, orgy, pentathlon, period,
     place, play, play-off, ploy, potation, prizefight, prizefighting,
     pub-crawl, pugilism, pulse, race, rally, randan, randy, relief,
     rencontre, revel, revolution, rotation, round, runoff, savate, say,
     series, session, set-to, shadowboxing, shift, singles, spar, spell,
     sport, spree, stint, struggle, symposium, systole, tear, test,
     the clinches, the fights, the ring, thesis, threesome, tilt, time,
     time at bat, toot, tour, tournament, tourney, trial, trick, turn,
     twosome, upbeat, wassail, whack, wheel, wingding
  
  

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