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To take part in a competition or game - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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battle it out

if two people or groups battle it out, they compete with each other until there is a definite winner

be/get off to a /good/bad/slow etc. start

used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition

be in the zone

to be playing a sport very well without needing to think about it

clash

verb

mainly journalism if two teams or players clash, they play an important game or competition against each other

defend

verb

to attempt to win a competition that you won last time in order to keep your position as winner

defend

verb

to play in a team sport in a position in which you are trying to prevent the other team from getting points

defense

noun

an attempt by someone to win a competition that they won last time so they keep their position as winner

give as good as you get

to compete or fight as hard as your opponent

go/turn professional

to start to play a sport or game as a job that you get paid for

guest

verb

if a famous person guests at a sports event or guests for a team, they play at the event or for the team

lie

verb

to be in a particular position in a competition

lock horns (with)

to become involved in something such as a fight or competition with someone

play

verb

to compete against someone in a sport or game

play

verb

to have a particular position in a sports team

play away

phrasal verb

when a sports team plays away, it plays at an opponent's ground

put on

to show a particular level of skill or ability in doing something, especially in a competition

qualify

verb

to reach a particular stage of a competition by competing successfully in an earlier stage

race

verb

to use a car, boat, horse, or other animal for competing in a race

rally

verb

if a player or team rallies, they improve and start to play well after playing badly

replay

verb

to play a game again because neither team or player won the first time

shoot

verb

to play a particular sport

smell blood

to notice that an opponent is weak and that you have the opportunity to defeat them

stand the pace

to manage to do something at the same rate or to the same standard as others

team

verb

to play a sport or to work together with someone to achieve a particular aim, or to put people together for this purpose

turn pro

informal to start to play a sport as a job

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