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To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
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  1. To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
  2. To take part in a battle; fight
  3. To oppose as in a battle; fight
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
  3. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
Contention or strife:
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  1. Contention or strife:
  2. Armed fighting; battle
  3. Any struggle or conflict; strife
To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
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  1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
  2. To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
  3. To oppose physically or in battle, as with fists, weapons, etc.
(Intransitive) To enter into an armed conflict with another nation
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  1. (Intransitive) To enter into an armed conflict with another nation
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
To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
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  1. To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
  2. (Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
  3. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
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 direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations
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  1. To direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations
  2. To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
  3. To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
(--- Baseball) To hit the pitches of (a pitcher) hard and with regularity:
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  1. (--- Baseball) To hit the pitches of (a pitcher) hard and with regularity:
  2. To look for or collect shells, as on a seashore:
  3. A set of electron orbitals that have nearly the same energy. Electrons in outer shells have greater energy than those in shells closer to the nucleus. Elements in the Periodic Table range from the lightest elements with electrons normally occupying one shell (hydrogen and helium) to the heaviest, with electrons in seven shells (radium and uranium, for instance).
(Tennis, etc.) To return (the ball) with such force that it cannot be returned
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  1. (Tennis, etc.) To return (the ball) with such force that it cannot be returned
  2. To pass (time) in aimless activity:
  3. To mark for deletion; rule out:
To record on film or video using a movie camera:
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  1. To record on film or video using a movie camera:
  2. To send forth (a question, reply, glance, fist, etc.) swiftly, suddenly, or with force or feeling
  3. To hit, wound, kill, or destroy with a bullet, arrow, etc.
To kill (another human) in an act of murder.
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  1. To kill (another human) in an act of murder.
  2. To kill (a person) unlawfully and with malice
  3. To kill inhumanly or barbarously, as in warfare
A match between two combatants:
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  1. A match between two combatants:
  2. Any fight or struggle; conflict
  3. An intense competition:
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. 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.
A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
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  1. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
  2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
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. 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.
  3. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
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
A conflict or quarrel:
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  1. A conflict or quarrel:
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. Contention or competition between rivals.
Conflict; strife; contention
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  1. Conflict; strife; contention
  2. The act of struggling:
  3. Strife, contention, or combat:
A struggle for supremacy:
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  1. A struggle for supremacy:
  2. Any power struggle between two parties
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another:
  3. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  1. Belligerence
  2. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A focused comparison:
  3. A conflict between armed forces
An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
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  1. An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
  2. A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
  3. Open acts of war; warfare
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. Conflict; strife; contention
  3. Strife, contention, or combat:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. The action of waging war; armed conflict
  3. Conflict or struggle of any kind
A violent conflict or confrontation.
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  1. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  2. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  3. A harsh noise, as of a collision
Sharp disagreement or opposition, as of interests or ideas; clash
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  1. Sharp disagreement or opposition, as of interests or ideas; clash
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
  3. A focused comparison:
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
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  1. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  2. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
  3. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
(Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
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  1. (Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
  2. A significant effect on or change in a situation
  3. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
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  1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
  3. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  1. Disharmony.
  2. The absence or reverse of accord.
  3. Lack of accord; discord; disagreement
Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
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  1. Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
  2. Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
  3. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
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  1. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
  2. (Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
  3. (Genetics) The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
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
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  1. 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
  2. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
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  1. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
  2. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
  3. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
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  1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  2. The state of being dissident; dissent
  3. Disagreement; dissent
(Music) conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding
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  1. (Music) conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding
  2. (Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
  3. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
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  1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
  2. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
  3. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
An instance of such discord.
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  1. An instance of such discord.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord; conflict
The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
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  1. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
  2. Any of the sects, parties, etc. formed by such a split
  3. A split or division in an organized group or society, esp. a church, as the result of difference of opinion, of doctrine, etc.
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
Difference or inconsistency:
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  1. Difference or inconsistency:
  2. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
  3. A difference between what is expected and what happens
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another:
  3. Conflict or struggle of any kind
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 act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
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  1. To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
  2. To fight, contend, or struggle
  3. To oppose in battle; fight against.
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 combat; fight
To oppose actively and forcefully.
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  1. To oppose actively and forcefully.
  2. To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat.
  3. To fight a duel with (a person or persons)
To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
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  1. To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
  2. To wage or carry on (a battle).
  3. To contend with or oppose with violence or in battle.
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 cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
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  1. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
  2. To fight with lances; joust.
  3. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
To move, lift, maneuver, etc. with great physical effort
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  1. To move, lift, maneuver, etc. with great physical effort
  2. To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)
  3. To struggle or fight with by wrestling; wrestle with
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