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Intensity ContextPlay
Use 'bout' to describe a short, intense period of activity, not a mild or ongoing one. SlideAfter a brief bout of cleaning, the room was spotless.
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Emotional StatesPlay
While often physical, 'bout' can also describe intense emotional experiences. SlideHe experienced a brief bout of rage after the argument.