To make, issue, or offer a challenge
A mutual promise to get married.
To brawl is to become involved in a noisy or violent fight.
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.
The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
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.
To argue about; debate:
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
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 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.
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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