Definition of no contest in English:

no contest

  • 1chiefly US another term for nolo contendere. he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts
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    • Of the approximately 77,000 defendants convicted on federal charges in 2001, 97 percent pleaded guilty or no contest.
    • He pled no contest and will receive 18 months probation.
    • This comes, of course, less than a month after Jenna pled no contest to alcohol possession, after she was picked up in sweep of nightclubs by the city police.
  • 2A decision by the referee to declare a boxing match invalid on the grounds that one or both of the boxers are not making serious efforts.
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    • In their first meeting Aug.28, 1998 in Las Vegas, the fight ended in the fourth round as a no contest when the referee the fighters from a clinch on the ropes.
    • His last foray into the ring was in February when his fight with Raul was declared a no contest.
    • The match was ruled no contest when Triple H ran in to help X-Pac.
  • 2.1A competition, comparison, or choice of which the outcome is a foregone conclusion: when the two teams faced each other it was no contest
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    • He threw in a few attention-seeking barbs, but as a popularity competition, it was no contest.
    • There is absolutely no contest comparing the new soundtrack to the old.
    • But a torch to compete with blazing headlights is no contest.
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