Definition of 'contest'
Example sentences containing 'contest'
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The contest for control began at once. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The remaining two races are contested today. The Sun (2015)His widow has asked us to make clear he was contesting the charges. The Sun (2014)Wales have always been in contests with the best that rugby can offer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The double punishment was harsh and killed the game as a contest. The Sun (2012)So he may as well look good by calling for a contest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Whether resentment of this is fair is irrelevant in an election contest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The site has been closely contested recently. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The moon links luck and a contest to win a holiday. The Sun (2010)Her endorsement tipped the balance in nomination contest after nomination contest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was as fiercely contested a match as any international could be. The Sun (2010)This race is always fiercely contested but a high draw is a massive help. The Sun (2009)His goal signalled the end of the game as a contest. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Last month he called for the contest to be suspended because of suspected infiltration. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The company had not contested the tax when it had been served with bills and had not appealed against those bills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Negotiations to clear the way for him to contest the elections included the granting of bail in three cases against him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Groves has become a massive household name after his two contests with Froch. The Sun (2014)Let's hope the judges agree when she contests the charges. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Atlantic City provides the setting for the story of two brothers who enter the biggest mixed martial arts contest in history. The Sun (2011)Just make sure that management understands your position of not fighting the contests, but not letting them destroy your effectiveness either. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)It was about competition: about contest, rivalry and battle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The selection contest had been due to take place last night but has been postponed after a row between local members and the party's central command. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'contest'
British English: contest /ˈkɒntɛst/ NOUN
A contest is a competition or game.
...a writing contest.
- American English: contest
- Arabic: مُسَابَقَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: competição
- Chinese: 论争
- Croatian: natjecanje
- Czech: soutěž
- Danish: konkurrence
- Dutch: wedstrijd
- European Spanish: concurso
- Finnish: kilpailu
- French: concours
- German: Wettbewerb
- Greek: διαγωνισμός
- Italian: gara
- Japanese: 競争
- Korean: 경연 경쟁
- Norwegian: konkurranse
- Polish: konkurs
- European Portuguese: competição
- Romanian: concurs
- Russian: соревнование
- Spanish: contienda
- Swedish: tävling
- Thai: การแข่งขัน
- Turkish: yarışma
- Ukrainian: змагання
- Vietnamese: cuộc thi
British English: contest VERB
If you contest a statement or decision, you object to it formally because you think it is wrong or unreasonable.
Your former employer has to reply within 14 days in order to contest the case.
Definition of contest from the Collins English Dictionary
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