bout Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bout" in British English

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boutnoun [C]

uk   us   /baʊt/

bout noun [C] (SHORT PERIOD)

a ​shortperiod of ​illness or ​involvement in an ​activity: UK a bout offlu US a bout with the ​flu He ​suffered from ​periodic bouts of ​insanity. a drinking bout (= ​shortperiod of ​drinking a lot of ​alcohol)

bout noun [C] (SPORT)

a boxing or wrestlingmatch: He's a ​formerheavyweightchampion and is ​expected to ​win the bout ​easily.
(Definition of bout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bout" in American English

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boutnoun [C]

 us   /bɑʊt/

bout noun [C] (BRIEF PERIOD)

a ​briefperiod of ​illness or ​involvement in an ​activity: She had bouts of ​fever as a ​child.

bout noun [C] (SPORTS)

a ​boxing or wrestlingmatch
(Definition of bout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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