Definition of Slugfest

1. Noun. A fight with bare fists.

Exact synonyms: Fistfight, Fisticuffs
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap
Specialized synonyms: Punch-up
Derivative terms: Fistfight



Definition of Slugfest

1. Noun. (context: baseball slang) A baseball game in which many runs are scored, especially by home runs ¹

2. Noun. (context: boxing slang) A boxing match or fight marked by a heavy exchange of blows ¹

3. Noun. (sports) A game or match in which heavy hits are exchanged ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slugfest

1. a vigorous fight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slugfest

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slug away
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slugfest (current term)
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slugginess

Literary usage of Slugfest

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1. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He'd anticipated a slugfest, now he was getting strokes. "How come you're being so nice to us?" Kurt said. 'You guys are The Man." He shrugged at Alan. ..."

2. Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy: Four Alternatives Presented as by John Hillen (1998)
"There is nothing heroic in deploying just enough American forces to ensure there is a stalemate or slugfest on the battlefield. As commander in chief, ..."

3. The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa by Joseph H. Alexander (1996)
"The brutal slugfest on Okinawa still had another days to run. And still the Plum Rains fell, and the horrors, and the dying, continued. ..."

4. Reshaping America's Military: Four Alternatives Presented As Presidential by Lawrence J. Korb (2002)
"... to produce a stalemate or a slugfest on the battlefield. As commander in chief, I can assure you that I will field fighting forces that are well-trained ..."

5. Winning Florida: How the Bush Team Fought the Battle by Robert Zelnick (2001)
"14 In contrast to the judicial slugfest Carvin had endured, Richard was treated with some deference by the bench ..."

6. Street Verse: 80 New Poems for Befuddled Investors by Michael Silverstein (2003)
"... market had its own fight song—an inspirational ditty that could be hummed (or chanted) before investors go forth for another slugfest in the market? ..."

7. InfoWarCon: International Conference on Information Warfare: Defining the by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Did Blue defeat the enemy's strategic plan, or did a slugfest ensue? (ie, Does combat extends greater than 90 days?) 8. Did Blue locate a Red center of ..."

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