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duel

noun     /ˈdjuː.əl/ US  /ˈduː.əl/
[C] a formal fight in the past, using guns or swords, arranged between two people as a way of deciding an argument: The two men fought a duel over the lady. The composer Strauss was once challenged to a duel.Fighting [C usually singular] a difficult competition in which both sides show a lot of effort: The two yachts are locked in a duel for the championship title.Competitions, and parts of competitions duel     verb [I] (plural UK -ll- or US -l-) duelling (US usually dueling)     /-ə.lɪŋ/ noun [U] the activity of fighting duelsArguing and disagreeing duellist (US usually duelist)     /-əl.ɪst/ noun [C]
(Definition of duel noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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