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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   us   (plural UK -ll- or US -l-)
duelling
noun [U] mainly UK (US usually dueling) uk   us   /-ə.lɪŋ/
the activity of fighting duels
duellist
noun [C] mainly UK (US usually duelist) uk   us   /-əl.ɪst/
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