trade blows

trade blows

To fight, either physically or verbally. Typically said of two people who are evenly matched and thus able to continually exchange punches or barbs. The boxers traded blows all through the first round. Somebody needs to stop this debate, or these politicians will trade blows all night!
See also: blow, trade
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The Miz, seemingly challenging LaVar to a fight, took off his coat, that led to the Ball patriarch to take off his shirt as the two seemed poised to trade blows.
After a rare six months of inactivity Scott's handlers finally found a fighter willing to trade blows with him, the reigning world welterweight champion Emile Griffith.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial security bill which saw MPs trade blows in parliament, reports BBC.
Remarkably, the score had been limited to just 3-0 in England's favour at half time as defences reigned, the rivals taking it in turns to trade blows in an absorbing contest.
In the Championship, Dias and Leave continue to trade blows in the title race as both stormed to success in the latest round of fixtures.
Fans hail it as a noble contest in which two athletes at the height of their physical prowess trade blows within a strict code.
Smoke bombs are released in the Ukraine parliament chamber as politicians trade blows (left)
Also appearing is JOKER STARR, a creative rhymer for Slough and Beat Cypher where Apa-Tight, Richie Ruks and Soul Unique will trade blows, beat after beat.
The financial crisis dominated the encounter, which also saw the candidates trade blows on the Iraq war.
The Co-operative Group yesterday said it was ready to trade blows with its bigger grocery rivals after its burgeoning food business boosted first-half profits.
With its railway station, motorway links, car parking, facilities and the experience of its staff, the NEC Arena is now in a position to trade blows with its upstart rivals.
SAN DIEGO, California: Luke Donald was holding steady, DJ Trahan moved up the leaderboard and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were poised to trade blows for the second straight day yesterday at the 108th US Open.
Depor coach Willie Swartz then ran on and tried to trade blows with Ramblers captain Michael Pienaar.
Now, the two sides frequently trade blows, both on the ground in Iraq and in cyberspace.