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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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Antigua Rum and Roxholme Dolly have traded blows in the preliminaries, with the former finding himself with an unfamiliar draw bang on the rails, but the Kirby Memorial third will be a major player if holding his pitch.
The two teams traded blows well until the final points of the fifth set with Sue Roces tying the frame at 14-14 with a down-the-line kill, followed up by a beautiful crosscourt attack from Tiamzon that put the Perlas Spikers at the 15-14 match point.
THE Racecourse Association has "strongly condemned" brawlers who traded blows at Haydock on Saturday.
Two gangs of men traded blows at Haydock Park on Merseyside yesterday as horrified spectators looked on.
A soldier and his girlfriend traded blows during a street brawl, it is claimed.
US vice president Mike Pence and China's president Xi Jinping traded blows in speeches.
Summary: Defendants reconcile after having traded blows and knife stabs following heated argument over dinner
Pacquiao traded blows with three sparring partners, who alternated on the 39-year-old superstar.
figure By NDUNGU GACHANE Members of Muranga County Assembly on Monday traded blows and exchanged harsh words over the tabling ofa report on the countys development plan.Trouble started when the countys Finance Committee chairperson, Mr Kiiru Mbembe took the floor to reject tabling of the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) report, saying the Finance minister had not given his input on the paper.
Referring to the incident in Khanewal where Chinese engineers and police traded blows after an argument, the interior minister said anyone who takes the law in their hands would be punished.
The pair were locked on 31 points at the top but something had to give as they traded blows at The Geufron.
But Ferrari responded in the day's second running as the top two teams traded blows once more.
Campaigners in the battle over Britain's membership of the EU have traded blows over the recruitment to one of the main pro-withdrawal groups of the author of a detailed plan for life after Europe.
With Nadal guaranteed top spot in the group and Ferrer eliminated it could have been a non-event but for two hours and 37 minutes they traded blows. Nadal, who has never won this event, finally triumphed 6-7 (7-2) 6-3 6-4.
London, Nov 24 ( ANI ): Liverpool and Everton traded blows almost from the first whistle during their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Saturday before both took a point at its conclusion, drawing 3-3 in the match.