Part of speech:
To make, issue, or offer a challenge
A mutual promise to get married.
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside.
An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
(Countable) A particular instance of playing a game; match.
A difficult or annoying experience
Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
A strenuous effort in the face of difficulty:
To argue about; debate:
To strive in debate or controversy; dispute
To engage in or as if in battle.
To compete against a challenger in an attempt to retain (a championship).
To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
Conflict means to clash with someone or something.
To brawl is to become involved in a noisy or violent fight.
Scuffle is defined as to struggle or fight in a hurried or confused way.
To carry on a feud; quarrel
To dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
To give rest to; refresh by rest
To give reasons for and against; discuss; debate
A test of will; a conflict:
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
A contest in which tokens are distributed or sold, the winning token or tokens being secretly predetermined or ultimately selected in a random drawing.
The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
An event or contest, especially a horserace, the result of which determines the winner of such a lottery.
A series of contests in some sport or game, as basketball or chess, in which a number of people or teams take part, trying to win the championship
To startle from quiet; to alarm.
To contest a bout.
To fight or struggle against; oppose, resist, or seek to get rid of
To consider reasons for and against; deliberate on
To fight a duel with (a person or persons)
To become worn away or tattered along the edges.
To come together:
To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
To bandy words about in argument; dispute.
To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
Lack of agitation or excitement; tranquillity; serenity
Inner contentment; serenity:
The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.
(Intransitive) To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
To give up an office, position of employment, etc., esp. by formal notice
A condition of active antagonism or contention:
To try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass
(Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility:
Traverse means to move back and forth, cross over or examine carefully.
To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
To oppose or repudiate.
To dispute; challenge
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