meaning of contest

1. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.
Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.
Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc. ; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.
a struggle between rivals

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