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contestnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.test/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
  • contest noun [C] (COMPETITION)

B1 a ​competition to do ​better than other ​people, usually in which ​prizes are given: a ​dance/​sports contest She's ​won a lot of beauty contests.

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  • contest noun [C] (ATTEMPT)

an ​attempt, usually against difficulties, to ​win an ​election or to get ​power or ​control: The contest for the ​leadership of the ​party was very ​bitter. The ​primary in Iowa is the first contest for the ​Republicannomination.

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contestverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈtest/
(Definition of contest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contestnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·test/
a ​competition to do ​better than other ​people, esp. to ​win a ​prize or ​achieve a ​position of ​leadership or ​power: In the last ​election, he ​survived a ​close contest against a ​politicalnewcomer.
contestant
noun [C]  us   /kənˈtes·tənt/
She was ​once a contestant on a ​televisionquiz show.

contestverb [T]

 us   /kənˈtest/
to ​oppose esp. in ​argument: The campaign’s organizers ​hotly contest much of the ​criticism that has been ​leveled at them. To contest is also to ​claim that a ​particularaction is not ​fair or is not ​legal: The ​lawyers may ​decide to contest the ​fine.
(Definition of contest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contest”
in Korean 대회…
in Arabic مُنافَسة, مُسابَقة…
in Malaysian pertandingan…
in French compétition…
in Russian соревнование, состязание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競賽, 比賽…
in Italian concorso…
in Turkish yarışma, müsabaka…
in Polish konkurs, rywalizacja…
in Spanish competición (deporte), concurso, combate…
in Vietnamese cuộc thi…
in Portuguese concurso…
in Thai การดิ้นรน, การแข่งขัน…
in German der Wettkampf…
in Catalan concurs…
in Japanese コンテスト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞赛, 比赛…
in Indonesian pertandingan…
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