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contend
used in The Hunger Games

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
She contended with it
Definition
to struggle
  • And then there are my wounds to contend with — burns, cuts, and bruises from smashing into the trees, and three tracker jacker stings, which are as sore and swollen as ever.
    p. 198.2
contend = struggle
There are no more uses of "contend" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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2  —1 use as in:
She contended for the gold medal
Definition
to compete
  • I've never been a contender in these Games anyway.
    p. 141.7
contender = competitor (with a chance of winning)
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