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contest [ kən'test, 'kɔntest] vt.争夺,争取;辩驳

contest ['kɔntest] n 竞赛

选美 beauty contest

contests 竞赛

contested election 有竞逐的选举

Did you enter the contest?

Looking back on it, I think I shouldn't have given up the contest so easily.

Did you enter the contest? 你参加比赛了吗?

- bring down the house 博得满堂喝彩
The first-prize winner of the speech contest has brought down the house for several times.

争辩 contest; contention; debate; argue

败阵 [bài zhèn] /be defeated on the battlefield/be beaten in a contest/

半场 [bàn chǎng] /half of a game or contest/half-court/

比一比 [bǐ yi bǐ] /to make a comparison/to engage in a contest/

锦标赛 [jǐn biāo sài] /championship contest/championships/

亚军 [yà jūn] /second place (in a sports contest)/runner-up/

争夺 [zhēng duó] /fight over/contest/vie over/

In 1995 the CIA held a contest to see who could compile the most data about Burundi.
The winner, by a large margin, was a tiny Virginia company called Open-Source Solutions,whose clear advantage was its mastery of the electronic world.

{adj: agonistic} of or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece

{adj: ahead, in the lead, leading} having the leading position or higher score in a contest
"he is ahead by a pawn"
"the leading team in the pennant race"

{adj: behind} having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
"behind by two points"
"the 8th inning found the home team trailing"

{adj: champion, prizewinning} holding first place in a contest
"a champion show dog"
"a prizewinning wine"

{adj: cismontane} on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains
"a contest in Virginia between a cismontane and a tramontane people"
<-> tramontane

{adj: close, tight} (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
"a close contest"
"a close election"
"a tight game"

{adj: contestable} capable of being contested
<-> incontestable

{adj: contested} disputed or made the object of contention or competition
"a contested election"
<-> uncontested

{adj: earthshaking, world-shaking, world-shattering} sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
"earthshaking proposals"
"the contest was no world-shaking affair"
"the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"

{adj: incontestable, incontestible} incapable of being contested or disputed
<-> contestable

{adj: mismatched, uneven} (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
"vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church"

{adj: neutral} not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest

{adj: single, undivided, exclusive} not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
"judging a contest with a single eye"
"a single devotion to duty"
"undivided affection"
"gained their exclusive attention"

{adj: tied, even, level} of the score in a contest
"the score is tied"

{adj: uncontested} not disputed and not made the object of contention or competition
"uncontested authority"
<-> contested

{n: John Henry} hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill

{n: Special Olympics} an athletic contest modeled after the Olympic Games but intended for mentally or physically handicapped persons

{n: Stentor} the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes

{n: Urban VI, Bartolomeo Prignano} Italian pope from 1378 to 1389 whose contested election began the Great Schism; he alienated his political allies by his ruthless treatment of his opponents (1318-1389)

{n: agonist} someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
<-> antagonist

{n: amphitheater, amphitheatre, coliseum} an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held

{n: arena} the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

{n: athletic contest, athletic competition, athletics} a contest between athletes

{n: battle of wits} a contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used

{n: bidding contest} a series of competing bids

{n: booby prize} a prize given to one who finishes last in a contest

{n: bout} a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)

{n: challenge} a call to engage in a contest or fight

{n: cliffhanger} a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end

{n: contest, competition} an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

{n: contestee} a winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested

{n: contester} someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)

{n: contest} a struggle between rivals

{n: decathlon} an athletic contest consisting of ten different events

{n: decision} the outcome of a game or contest
"the team dropped three decisions in a row"

{n: defeat, licking} an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
"it was a narrow defeat"
"the army's only defeat"
"they suffered a convincing licking"
<-> victory

{n: dogfight} a fiercely disputed contest
"their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them"
"a real dogfight for third place"
"a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"

{n: draw, standoff, tie} the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
"the game ended in a draw"
"their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

{n: field trial} a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving

{n: field} all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

{n: fight, fighting, combat, scrap} the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
"a fight broke out at the hockey game"
"there was fighting in the streets"
"the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

{n: finish} designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
"excitement grew as the finish neared"
"my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"
"the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

{n: game} a contest with rules to determine a winner
"you need four people to play this game"

{n: game} a single play of a sport or other contest
"the game lasted two hours"

{n: hit} (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
"he came all the way around on Williams' hit"

{n: horse race} a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting

{n: litigation, judicial proceeding} a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights

{n: loser, also-ran} a contestant who loses the contest
<-> winner

{n: marathon, endurance contest} any long and arduous undertaking

{n: match} a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

{n: meet, sports meeting} a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

{n: nolo contendere, non vult} (law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction

{n: odds-maker, handicapper} someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)

{n: panel} a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc

{n: pentathlon} an athletic contest consisting of five different events

{n: point} the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
"he scored 20 points in the first half"
"a touchdown counts 6 points"

{n: popularity contest} competition (real or figurative) for popular support

{n: pothunter} someone who participates in contests in order to collect trophies

{n: prize, award} something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
"the prize was a free trip to Europe"

{n: race} a contest of speed
"the race is to the swift"

{n: racing} the sport of engaging in contests of speed

{n: scoreboard} a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information)

{n: scorer} a player who makes a score in a game or contest

{n: score} a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
"the score was 7 to 0"

{n: series} (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
"the visiting team swept the series"

{n: side} one of two or more contesting groups
"the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

{n: spelling bee, spelldown, spelling contest} a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly

{n: tie} equality of score in a contest

{n: tiltyard} (formerly) an enclosed field for tilting contests

{n: tournament} a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

{n: triple jump, hop-step-and-jump} an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement

{n: tug-of-war} a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses

{n: victory, triumph} a successful ending of a struggle or contest
"a narrow victory"
"the general always gets credit for his army's victory"
"clinched a victory"
"convincing victory"
"the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
<-> defeat

{n: water jump} a pool or stream in a steeplechase or similar contest

{n: winner, victor} the contestant who wins the contest
<-> loser

{v: compete, vie, contend} compete for something ; engage in a contest ; measure oneself against others

{v: contest, contend, repugn} to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
"They contested the outcome of the race"

{v: eliminate} remove from a contest or race
"The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

{v: run off} decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

{v: win} be the winner in a contest or competition ; be victorious
"He won the Gold Medal in skating"
"Our home team won"
"Win the game"
<-> lose

In 1994 at Los Angeles during the World Cup contest again, they performed a concert which was viewed by a TV audience of a billion people worldwide.
1994年洛杉矶世界杯足球赛期间,他们又一次举办了一场音乐会,全世界有 10亿电视观众收看了这场音乐会。

In the contest to select an America's Cup challenger, the underdogs may be short on funds, but memories of Team New Zealand's 1995 win fill their sails with hope.
在美洲杯帆船选拔赛中,一些失败者也许感到囊中羞涩,但是一想到新西兰队 1995年夺冠的情景,他们又会重新燃起希望。

Alarmed by reports of severe reactions, a series of announcements by health authorities and congressional hearings, a small but growing number of parents are contesting national vaccination policy.

"Obviously, there are other aspects of the elections which the Iraqi government will have to take care of, particularly the context in which the elections are held," he said. "Security, political environment, and the efforts which we are helping them on to try and pull into the process those who are outside the process, make it as inclusive as possible. The more inclusive the process, the likelier that the results will not be contested."

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