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Bandy, 1) to beat to and fro, as a ball: my words would b. her to my sweet love, and his to me (viz, if she were a ball) Rom. II, 5, 14. Figuratively of words, looks, etc.: “well --ied both: a set of wit well played,” LLL V, 2, 29. “to b. word for word and frown for frown,” Shr. V, 2, 172. “I will not b. with thee word for word,” H6C I, 4, 49. “do you b. looks with me?” Lr. I, 4, 92. “to b. hasty words,” II, 4, 178.
2) intrans. to contend, to strive, a) in emulation: “one fit to b. with thy lawless sons, to ruffle in the commonwealth of Rome,” Tit. I, 312. b) in enmity: “I will b. with thee in faction,” As V, 1, 61. “this factious --ing of their favourites,” H6A IV, 1, 190. “the prince expressly hath forbidden --ing in Verona streets,” Rom. III, 1, 92.
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