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duel

noun

1 duel

A prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor.

synonym: affaire d'honneur.

Roget 720: contention, strife; contest, contestation; struggle; belligerency; opposition etc. 708.    controversy, polemics; debate etc. (discussion) ... show more

Dutch: duel, tweegevecht, tweekamp
Polish: pojedynek



2 duel

Any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups).

Dutch: duel, tweegevecht, tweekamp

verb

1 duel

Fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman.

Dutch: duelleren


Moby thesaurus: affair of honor, battle, box, brawl, broil, buck, clash, close, collide, combat, come to blows, contend, contest, cut and thrust, dispute, exchange blows, fence, feud, fight, fight a duel ... show more.

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