n. a struggle between rivals
competition, contest
n. an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
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n. something that happens at a given place and time
battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
skirmish, encounter, clash, brush
n. a minor short-term fight
opposition, confrontation
n. the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
contravention, dispute
n. coming into conflict with
n. an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
n. a single distinct event
n. a significant event in your life (or in a project)
n. a remarkable development
sports meeting, meet
n. a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
v. disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
talk over, hash out, discuss
v. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
take exception, challenge
v. raise a formal objection in a court of law
v. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King"
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
combat, battle
v. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
take the field, campaign
v. go on a campaign; go off to war
v. charge with a tilt
go against, buck
v. resist; "buck the trend"
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
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