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English definition of “bout”

bout

noun [C] (SHORT PERIOD)    /baʊt/
a short period of illness or involvement in an activity: UK She had a bout of flu over Christmas.US She had a bout with the flu recently. He suffered from periodic bouts of insanity. a drinking bout (= short period of drinking a lot of alcohol)Short in timeTemporaryDisease and illness - general words
(Definition of bout noun (SHORT PERIOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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