duke it out
phrasal to engage in a fight and especially a fistfight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • duke it out — ► duke it out N. Amer. informal fight it out. Main Entry: ↑duke …   English terms dictionary

  • duke it out — phrasal : to have a fight and especially a fistfight * * * informal fight it out * * * duke it out US informal : to fight with your fists A couple of drunks were duking it out. often used figuratively Scientists duked it out [=argued] over the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • duke it out — verb a) To fight, especially with the fists. A large crowd came to watch the boxers duke it out. b) To argue heavily or at length. The candidates duked it out on the proposal for hours …   Wiktionary

  • duke it out — fight with your fists, punch each other    Gerry wanted to duke it out with the referee tried to punch him …   English idioms

  • duke it out — to compete against someone or something. The airlines are duking it out, offering better service and cheaper fares as a way of attracting passengers. Usage notes: often used in newspaper writing to describe competition between political… …   New idioms dictionary

  • duke it out — fight it out, participate in a struggle in which the strongest wins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duke it out — vb to fight, brawl or box. Later formulations from the noun dukes, meaning fists …   Contemporary slang

  • duke it out — idi to fight, esp. with the fists; do battle …   From formal English to slang

  • duke it out N. Amer. — duke it out N. Amer. informal fight it out. → duke …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

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