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To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
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  1. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
  2. To set as an opposite in position:
  3. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
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  1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  2. To hold to be a fact; assert
  3. To strive in combat; fight
(Idiomatic, intransitive, followed by "in") To participate or join.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive, followed by "in") To participate or join.
To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
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  1. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
  2. To make great efforts; try very hard
  3. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
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  1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
  2. To move or place (something) with an effort:
  3. To contend or fight violently with an opponent
To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
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  1. To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
To take part in a competition of speed; run a race
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  1. To take part in a competition of speed; run a race
  2. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
  3. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)
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  1. To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)
  2. To taken (something) away from another by gripping and pulling:
  3. To struggle or fight with by wrestling; wrestle with
(Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
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  1. (Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
  2. To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
  3. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
To try to extinguish (an uncontrolled fire).
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  1. To try to extinguish (an uncontrolled fire).
  2. To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
  3. To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
To fight, struggle, contend, etc. briefly but vigorously; wrestle; scuffle
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  1. To fight, struggle, contend, etc. briefly but vigorously; wrestle; scuffle
To engage in a joust
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  1. To engage in a joust
  2. To engage in a personal combat or competition.
  3. To engage in mounted combat with lances; tilt.
To take part in a battle; fight
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  1. To take part in a battle; fight
  2. To oppose as in a battle; fight
  3. To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
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  1. To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
  2. To bandy words about in argument; dispute.
  3. To box with jabbing or feinting movements, landing few heavy blows, as in exhibition or practice matches
To buy stolen goods for resale, or receive them on consignment.
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  1. To buy stolen goods for resale, or receive them on consignment.
  2. To avoid giving a direct reply; be evasive (with); parry
  3. To separate or keep out by means of a fence or other barrier:
To meet in opposition; conflict:
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  1. To meet in opposition; conflict:
  2. To come together with violent, direct impact.
To fight with lances; joust.
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  1. To fight with lances; joust.
  2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
  3. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
(--- Games) To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards):
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  1. (--- Games) To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards):
  2. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to perform work or supply services at a specific price. The act of submitting an offer to buy.
  3. (Card Games) To state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
To occupy a position with the face toward:
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  1. To occupy a position with the face toward:
  2. To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
  3. (Games) To turn (a playing card) so that the face is up.
To collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise
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  1. To collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise
  2. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
  3. To come into conflict; disagree sharply
To meet unexpectedly; come upon
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  1. To meet unexpectedly; come upon
  2. To meet in conflict or battle
  3. To meet with; face (difficulties, trouble, etc.)
To behave in a teasing or joking manner; act in jest or sport:
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  1. To behave in a teasing or joking manner; act in jest or sport:
  2. To take part in a sport or game:
  3. To perform or put into effect, especially as a jest or deception:
To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.
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  1. To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.
  2. To struggle or work hard to deal with something:
  3. To struggle or try to cope (with)
To maneuver for a certain position or advantage:
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  1. To maneuver for a certain position or advantage:
  2. To direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill:
  3. (Sports) To ride a horse in a race.
To be a competitor or rival; compete.
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  1. To be a competitor or rival; compete.
  2. To equal in some way; be a match for
  3. (Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
(Comput.) To use an emulator to perform the functions of
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  1. (Comput.) To use an emulator to perform the functions of
  2. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation:
  3. To try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass
(Idiomatic) To act or make purchases for status or image rather than out of need, especially for the purpose of competing with friends or neighbors.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To act or make purchases for status or image rather than out of need, especially for the purpose of competing with friends or neighbors.
To have an interest in or approve of something.
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  1. To have an interest in or approve of something.
  2. To enter a competition.
  3. To engage or take part in something.
Alternative form of throw one's hat in the ring.
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  1. Alternative form of throw one's hat in the ring.
To hold to be a fact; assert
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  1. To hold to be a fact; assert
  2. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  3. To strive in competition; vie
To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
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  1. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
  2. To struggle or compete; contend:
  3. To contend; struggle (with or against)
(Computers) To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.
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  1. (Computers) To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.
  2. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation:
  3. To rival successfully
(Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
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  1. (Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
  2. To equal in some way; be a match for
  3. (Archaic) To be a rival; compete (with)
To strive for victory or superiority; contend.
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  1. To strive for victory or superiority; contend.
  2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
  3. To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.
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