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contend
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: She contended for the gold medal Define
to compete
  • The heads of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang will be arriving with their short-listed contenders in October, and the selection of the three champions will take place at Halloween.
  • "Eager though I know all of you will be to bring the Triwizard Cup to Hogwarts," he said, "the heads of the participating schools, along with the Ministry of Magic, have agreed to impose an age restriction on contenders this year.

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  • Militant groups are contending for control of the country
  • The teams are in fierce contention for first place.

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unspecified meaning
  • Weeds were not the only things Frank had to contend with either.
  • But I also had to contend with your stupidity.

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as in: She contended that... Define
to claim that something is true
as in: She contended with it Define
to struggle
as in: She contended for the gold medal Define
to compete
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