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adjective - Mano-a-mano means "hand to hand" in Spanish and was used originally for bullfights where two matadors alternately competed for the admiration of the audience. Currently, mano-a-mano refers to any kind of competition between two individuals.


Thomas Lurz and Spyridon Gianniotis went mano-a-mano in the 5 km and 10 km races at the world championships, each winning one race and getting second in the other.


one-on-one, head-to-head, man-to-man

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