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noun [countable] contest pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒntest/
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  1. 1
    a competition, especially one in which peoples skill in a particular activity or sport is tested
    a contest between the two top-rated tennis players in the world
    a singing/poetry contest
  2. 2
    a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage
    the contest for the lottery franchise
    She has now withdrawn from the presidential contest.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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