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To engage in a fight, to clash. This transfer from the battles of stags, bulls, and other beasts that use their horns to fight is surprisingly recent, dating only from the nineteenth century. W. T. Porter used it in A Quarter Race in Kentucky (1846): “We locked horns without a word, thar all alone, and I do think we fit [fought] an hour.”
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Many also speculated that Kangana is deliberately releasing her film on the same day because she wants to lock horns with Hrithik.
DUBAI ndash Peshawar Zalmi are all set to lock horns with Islamabad United in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday (today).
World number ones Australia are also ready to lock horns with third-placed South Africa from Wednesday at Centurion -- meaning there is plenty of room for movement at the top of the order.
LUCAS LEIVA is set to lock horns with Liverpool team-mate Javier Mascherano once again.
BORO v BIRMINGHAM, TODAY, 3PM: Mikael Forssell believes he would still have had a future at Birmingham if Mido had joined the club as he prepares to lock horns with the Middlesbrough striker on Teesside today.
Kovalainen beat Schumacher en route to taking the Race of Champions title in Paris ON Saturday but he has some way to go before he gets a chance to lock horns with the world champion again.
Set to lock horns with the BMW X5 and forthcoming Porsche Cayenne, Caddie's new mud-plugger will have 4.6 V8 or 3.6 V6 engines.
Scotland U-21 stars Stephen Pressley and Christian Dailly are so desperate to lock horns with Spain tonight they got in some early practice on each other yesterday.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, mavericks David Duke and Pat Buchanan gear up for the 1996 election, in which they may be forced to lock horns with maverick Newt Gingrich and maverick Phil Gramm, plus whatever other Republican mavericks came out of the woodwork by then.
Summary: Perth [Australia] Oct 3 (ANI): American tennis star Serena Williams is all set to lock horns with Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the mixed doubles event of the upcoming Hopman Cup beginning December 29.
Well, that means 'Barney' now gets the chance to lock horns with Phil 'The Power' Taylor.
VOLKSWAGEN is set to lock horns with BMW and Mercedes with a posh new V8 Passat.
Washington DC, [USA] Aug 04 ( ANI ): The biggest name in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Conor Mc Gregor, is set to lock horns with his Russian counterpart Khabib Nurmagomedov in the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) match.
Designed to lock horns with the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Peugeot 307, Fiat's Brava replacement will be offered in sporty three and family five-door guise with spec packages rising from the entry-level SX to the racy HGT model.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 10 (ANI): Shraddha Kapoor is all set to lock horns with Sanjay Dutt at the ticket windows.