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duel

noun uk   /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. [C usually singular] a difficult competition in which both sides show a lot of effort: The two boxers are locked in a duel for the championship title.
duel
verb [I] uk   ( plural UK -ll- or US -l-) us  
duelling
noun [U] uk mainly UK ( US usually dueling)   /-ə.lɪŋ/ us  
the activity of fighting duels
duellist
noun [C] uk mainly UK ( US usually duelist)   /-əl.ɪst/ us  
Translations of “duel”
in Korean 결투…
in Arabic مُبارَزة…
in French duel…
in Turkish düello, yüz yüze meydan okuma, iki kişi ya da grup arasında yarış/münazara…
in Italian duello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 決鬥, (激烈的)競爭,鬥爭…
in Russian дуэль, поединок…
in Polish pojedynek, potyczka…
in Spanish duelo…
in Portuguese duelo…
in German das Duell, der Kampf…
in Catalan duel…
in Japanese 決闘…
in Chinese (Simplified) 决斗, (激烈的)竞争,斗争…
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