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A business or occupation; a line:
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  1. A business or occupation; a line:
  2. (Informal) Evasive, trifling, or manipulative behavior:
  3. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:
A specific, often limited, period of employment:
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  1. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
  2. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  3. The condition of being in gear:
The person or persons against whom one competes
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  1. The person or persons against whom one competes
  2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
  3. (Ecology) The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
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  1. A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
  2. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
  3. Any contest or competition likened to a race
Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition.
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  1. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition.
  2. The person or persons against whom one competes
  3. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
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  1. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
  2. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
  3. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
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  1. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  2. A difficult or annoying experience
  3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
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  1. Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
  2. One that is able to compete equally with another:
  3. (Sports) A game or contest in which two or more persons, animals, or teams oppose and compete with each other:
A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
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  1. A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
  2. In constitutional law, an actual, definite, and concrete dispute over legal rights between parties with adverse interests wherein one party is seeking an adjudication of the dispute and specific relief of a conclusive nature. Also called case or controversy requirement. See also adversary proceeding.
  3. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
Conflict; strife; contention
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  1. Conflict; strife; contention
  2. The act of struggling:
  3. Strife, contention, or combat:
To argue; debate
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  1. To argue; debate
  2. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
  3. To argue or debate (a question); discuss pro and con
An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
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  1. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
  2. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
  3. To question the qualifications of (a voter) or the validity of (a vote).
To dispute; challenge
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  1. To dispute; challenge
  2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
  3. To ask a question or questions
To hold to be a fact; assert
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  1. To hold to be a fact; assert
  2. To strive in debate or controversy; dispute
  3. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
To take part in a battle; fight
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  1. To take part in a battle; fight
  2. To struggle; contend
  3. To oppose as in a battle; fight
To support or maintain, as by argument or action; justify:
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  1. To support or maintain, as by argument or action; justify:
  2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
  3. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
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 progress with difficulty:
  3. To contend or fight violently with an opponent
To argue; dispute
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  1. To argue; dispute
  2. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
  3. To quarrel noisily or angrily.
To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.
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  1. To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.
  2. To argue or dispute vehemently; wrangle.
  3. To argue angrily; quarrel
To be antagonistic, incompatible, or contradictory; be in opposition; clash
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  1. To be antagonistic, incompatible, or contradictory; be in opposition; clash
  2. To be in or come into opposition; differ.
  3. (Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
To find fault or disagree:
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  1. To find fault or disagree:
  2. To have a heated dispute or disagreement, often, specif., with a resultant breach in friendship
  3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
To flow noisily over rapids, falls, etc.
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  1. To flow noisily over rapids, falls, etc.
  2. To quarrel or fight noisily
(Informal) To try hard but with little or no success; specif., to struggle to survive
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  1. (Informal) To try hard but with little or no success; specif., to struggle to survive
  2. To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
  3. To struggle or fight in rough confusion
To carry on a feud; quarrel
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  1. To carry on a feud; quarrel
  2. To carry on or perpetuate a bitter quarrel or state of enmity.
To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
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  1. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To begin a military attack:
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  1. To begin a military attack:
  2. To attack
  3. (Obs.) To wage (battle)
To charge (an opponent); attack.
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  1. To charge (an opponent); attack.
  2. To dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
  3. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
A protracted controversy or struggle:
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  1. A protracted controversy or struggle:
  2. Any fight or struggle; conflict
  3. Armed fighting; combat or war
The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
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  1. The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
  2. In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. Rivalrous goods are those which can be consumed by only one person at the same time -- for example, a candy bar or a suit; a non-rivalrous good may be provided to more consumers at a very low marginal cost for each additional consumer.
  3. The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
The act of struggling:
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  1. The act of struggling:
  2. Strife, contention, or combat:
  3. Conflict; strife; contention
Any power struggle between two parties
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  1. Any power struggle between two parties
  2. Alternative spelling of tug of war.
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. (Obs.) A battle
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
A meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event
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  1. A meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event
  2. A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
  3. The people who so meet or the place of meeting
To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or victory.
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  1. To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or victory.
  2. To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
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 compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
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  1. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
  2. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation:
  3. To rival successfully
To equal in some way; be a match for
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  1. To equal in some way; be a match for
  2. (Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
  3. (Archaic) To be a rival; compete (with)
(Archaic) To do, offer, display, or match in rivalry
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  1. (Archaic) To do, offer, display, or match in rivalry
  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.
To oppose directly and stubbornly; go against:
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  1. To oppose directly and stubbornly; go against:
  2. To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility:
  3. To resist stubbornly and obstinately; balk.
To strive against; resist:
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  1. To strive against; resist:
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To set as an opposite in position:
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  1. To set as an opposite in position:
  2. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
  3. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
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  1. To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
  2. (Law) To deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a lawsuit.
  3. To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
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