Part of speech: verb

To dispute; strive to win.

Part of speech: verb

To contend strenuously.

Part of speech: noun

A struggle; conflict.

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Usage examples "contest":

  1. In one of these ceremonials, all the men of the entire pueblo have a rock contest with all the men of Samoki. - "The Bontoc Igorot", Albert Ernest Jenks.
  2. The contest ended in a terrible defeat for the English. - "George Washington", Calista McCabe Courtenay.
  3. He was not aware that cannon were to figure in the contest; and with his large force he could easily overcome the small number behind the breastwork. - "A Lieutenant at Eighteen", Oliver Optic.