Win against someone

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Win against someone

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:25 am

Hi everybody! What common idioms do you use to describe when you win against someone in a physical fight?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Win against someone

Post by trolley » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 pm

Steve, there's probably too many to list. Many of the words or phrases can also be used to describe other types of victories...in an argument, in a sporting contest, in a war, etc. A common one used to describe besting someone in a physical altercation is to "beat someone up". "Kicking someone's ass (arse)" is another that you'll often hear, but that one may not be considered polite by some people. Try Googling "synonyms for winning a fight."
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Re: Win against someone

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 am

trolley : Thanks so much for your answer and advice. Enjoy your weekend.

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Re: Win against someone

Post by Lancer21 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:27 am

You could say that your character had the upper hand in the fight, that he gave his opponent a beating he'll remember, that he knocked out (or even "knocked the lights out of") his opponent - if you're not a native speaker, be careful not to write "knock up" instead, that's a whole different situation - , that your character beat him fair and square, that the opponent got messed up (or f**ked up, if the context you're writing in allows it) by your character...
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