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  • 2(Of a boxer) knocked down and unable to continue fighting.
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    • Vines rose only to be knocked down and out with another Spina right hand at 2: 19 of the fourth round.
    • It's just that after seeing so many other fighters go down and out from Tito's power, they couldn't believe their eyes when a fighter took them and fought back.
    • We didn't get to see if Rangel had any skills since the fight ended as soon as Judah connected with a big straight left that put Jaime down and out.
  • 2.1(Of a competitor) facing certain defeat: behind, away from home, and down to 14 men, Kelso ought to have been down and out, but Jeffrey rallied his men
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    • The Noyna side looked down and out at 49-6 but skipper Lutz made 44 to put them back into the game.
    • Division One strugglers Odsal Sedbergh looked to be down and out when they trailed visitors Dodworth 34-0 after an hour's play.
    • He had given the Latics a half time lead then they looked down and out after being hit by three goals in 12 minutes just after the break.


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