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An unarmed brawl.‘I would not rate Begbie that highly in a square go, without his assortment of stanley knives’
brawl, fracas, melee, row, rumpus, confrontation, skirmish, sparring match, exchange, struggle, tussle, scuffle, altercation, wrangle, scrum, clash, disturbanceView synonyms
- ‘Acting on his own initiative, he offered to settle any differences between the Diary and his union via a square go.’
- ‘But there were widespread reports last week that the Parliament minister had invited Mr Kerr outside for a square go.’
- ‘The problem is that, while baffling his opponents with his refusal to put up his fists and indulge in a square go, he has also bemused the voters.’
- ‘There was one wee altercation but no Glasgow wedding would be complete without a square go in the arboretum.’
- ‘But then team-mates Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer, had a spectacular square go on the field and Lauren Robert and Craig Bellamy went walkabout.’
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