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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:53:47 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

They had been fighting after a drinking bout.

What word/phrase could best replace the underlined part please?



I am looking forward to your answers.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:58:00 PM

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What have you found so far?

Search for 'drinking bout'
It is an idiomatic usage.
D00M
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4:00:12 PM

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excessive drinking
having indulged in drinking

Do they sound close to the original?


I am looking forward to your answers.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4:04:51 PM

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Well, a bout is a period, activity within a time frame, over a certain amount of time,

They spent some time drinking and then started fighting.
A few ways to describe that.
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:47:48 PM

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Agree. Merriam-Webster defines it as: a spell or period of activity: such as

a : an athletic match (as of boxing) "lost his bout with the champion"
b : outbreak, "attack a bout of pneumonia frequent bouts of depression survived her bout with cancer"
c : session, "a drinking bout a bout of unemployment"
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 5:52:27 PM

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drinking spree
Whistle

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:44:41 PM

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A long stint of drinking


What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
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