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To take part in a competition or game

play

verb

to take part in a sport or game

race

verb

to compete against other people or animals in a race

meet

verb

to play against an opponent in a game

contest

verb

to compete for a job or for success in a competition

represent

verb

to take part in a sport as a member of a particular team, country, etc.

take up

to accept an offer or a challenge (=an offer to fight or compete) that someone has made to you

face

verb

to have to compete against a person or team

enter

verb

if you enter a race or competition, or if someone enters you, you put your name on the list of those taking part

ride

verb

to take part in a race on a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, etc.

duel

verb

to compete skillfully in a sport or game

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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