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English noun: fisticuffs

1. fisticuffs (act) a fight with bare fists

Synonymsfistfight, slugfest

Broader (hypernym)combat, fight, fighting, scrap

Narrower (hyponym)punch-up

2. fisticuffs (act) fighting with the fists

Synonymsboxing, pugilism

Broader (hypernym)contact sport

Narrower (hyponym)fight, in-fighting, professional boxing, rope-a-dope, spar, sparring

Domain category membersbelow the belt, biff, boxing equipment, boxing glove, boxing ring, clinch, clout, count out, cut, decision, glove, gumshield, hook, lick, mouthpiece, poke, prize ring, punch, remain down, sidestep, slug, take the count

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