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Definition 1: fighting with the fists - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fisticuffs in the sense of this definition

(fisticuffs is a kind of ...) a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players

(... is a kind of fisticuffs ) a boxing or wrestling match

"the fight was on television last night"

(... is a kind of fisticuffs ) boxing for money

(... is a kind of fisticuffs ) boxing at close quarters

(... is a kind of fisticuffs ) making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer

(... is a kind of fisticuffs ) a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) declare the loser

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) be counted out; remain down while the referee counts to ten

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) hit with a hook

"His opponent hooked him badly"

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) move (one's fist)

"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

"had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) (especially boxing) equipment that protects an athlete's mouth

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) a square ring where boxers fight

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) equipment used in boxing

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) (boxing) a blow with the fist

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

(fisticuffs is the domain which ... is member of) disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)

"her accusations were below the belt"

Definition 2: a fight with bare fists - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fisticuffs in the sense of this definition

(fisticuffs is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

(... is a kind of fisticuffs ) a fistfight

"the quarrel ended in a punch-up"

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