box

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. chest, case, carton, container; coffin. See receptacle. —v. fight, spar, come to blows. See contention.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. carton, crate, case, receptacle; see case 7 .
in a box*,
Syn. in difficulty, in a predicament, at an impasse, in a fix*; see in trouble 1 at trouble .
v.
1. [To enclose in a box]
Syn. pack, confine, package, crate; see pack 2 , wrap 2 .
2. [To fight for sport]
Syn. spar, punch, slug, hit, cuff, fight, cross gloves*, mix punches*, scrap*, swap punches*, duke*.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
carton, container, crate, receptacle, case, package, bin, chest, trunk, canister, coffer.
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v.
fight, spar, fisticuff, tussle, punch, cuff, jab, sock, hit, strike, slug, deliver blows, pound, clout, pummel, *whale, beat, *mix it up.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand: buffet, bust, cuff, punch, slap, smack1, spank, swat, whack. Informal: clip1, spat. See ATTACK, STRIKE.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A difficult, often embarrassing situation o condition: corner, deep water, difficulty dilemma, Dutch, fix, hole, hot spot, hot v jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, sen soup, trouble. Informal: bind, pickle, spot. See EASY.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand: buffet, bust, chop1, cuff, punch, slap, smack1, smacker, spank, swat, whack. Informal: clip1, spat. See ATTACK, STRIKE.

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