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English definition of “challenge”

challenge

verb [T] (STOP)    /ˈtʃæl.ɪndʒ/
to tell someone at a border or gate to stand still and say their name and reasons for being thereSuspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
(Definition of challenge verb (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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