mano-a-mano

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective (engaged in) a physical confrontation or face-to-face encounter. The term, which refers literally to grappling or wrestling, is the Spanish for ‘hand to hand’.
  • adverb (engaged in) a physical confrontation or face-to-face encounter. The term, which refers literally to grappling or wrestling, is the Spanish for ‘hand to hand’.
  • noun (engaged in) a physical confrontation or face-to-face encounter. The term, which refers literally to grappling or wrestling, is the Spanish for ‘hand to hand’.
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