Definition of 'duel'
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They were expected to renew the duel last night at a meeting called in a last-ditch effort to resurrect the ceasefire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To lose by so tiny a margin after an epic duel lasting almost two hours was cruel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two knights have at each other in what seems almost to be a personal duel. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The spot kick was a duel between the two best players on the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Men also met there to fight duels. HISTORY PLAY: The Lives and After-life of Christopher Marlowe (2004)It was reported this week that the two veteran duelling divas are still at it. The Sun (2007)One of the great duels of the summer is taking place in slow motion in front of us. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a relic of the days when you might have to roll them back to fight a duel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was notorious for his hot temper and instant readiness to fight a duel with anyone who crossed him. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)Not to mention our own epic duel on the game, which remains ongoing. The Sun (2014)Many thousands felt let down by their aborted duel at York last month. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The score in their personal duel is 2-2. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He turns cricket into a personal duel, sometimes too much so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The awful prospect for purists is that Olympic year may become a pantomime duel between the two. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All the pre-match hype was about the duel of the two superstars. The Sun (2013)Fifteen races down in this arduous season, and this championship is being transformed from a mob fight to a duel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So when you see a great duel between great champions, you should be able to see who has got it and who has not. Times, Sunday Times (2009)French Socialists were struggling to save their party from destruction yesterday after an inconclusive leadership contest sparked a duel to the death between the two contenders. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Public awareness of the great Gold Cup duel is hugely increased. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is the strange story of what happened before, during and after the last duel fought in Scotland. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Before he left, he earned a footnote in history by fighting the last formal duel on Austrian soil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Indeed the idea of a great public duel between the two men dissolves on closer examination; in fact, they had little direct contact. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'duel'
British English: duel NOUN
A duel is a formal fight between two people in which they use guns or swords in order to settle a quarrel.
He had killed a man in a duel.
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