to duke it out
duke duke (d[=u]k) v. t. To beat with the fists. [slang] [PJC]

{to duke it out} to fight; -- usually implying, to fight with the fists; to settle a dispute by fighting with the fists. See duke, n. sense 4. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • duke it out — phrasal to engage in a fight and especially a fistfight …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • duke — (d[=u]k) v. t. To beat with the fists. [slang] [PJC] {to duke it out} to fight; usually implying, to fight with the fists; to settle a dispute by fighting with the fists. See duke, n. sense 4. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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