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Translation of contest in Spanish:


American English: /ˈkɑnˌtɛst/
British English: /ˈkɒntɛst/
  • 1 (competition) (Games)
    Example sentences
    • Festivals are based on contests and events such as poetry readings, sports, and other activities.
    • The technical events include quiz contests, an on-the-spot hardware design contest and a hardware debugging contest.
    • Over 25 events, including contests, classes and fun games, will be held.
    Example sentences
    • It is also the outcome of the calculated political manipulation of the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    • Watching the Conservative Party leadership contest, political neutrals are unsure whether to laugh or cry.
    • Then, presidential candidates can't ignore the early political contests in New Hampshire and Iowa, or can they?
  • 2 (struggle, battle) the fight wasn't much of a contest
    la pelea no estuvo muy reñida
    it was no contest
    el resultado estaba cantado
    do you think they're a better team? — oh, no contest [colloquial]
    ¿te parecen un equipo mejor? — hombre, ni comparación
    Example sentences
    • Part B concentrates on such contests and disputes, exploring them more systematically than did the prior materials.
    • I don't at this stage, and I never have thought, that it's constructive to characterise it as a conflict or a contest.
    • The contest over tropes of traditional Africa and measures of authenticity in postcolonial arts and politics can be thought of in a similar manner.

transitive verb

American English: /kənˈtɛst/
, /ˈkɑnˌtɛst/
British English: /kənˈtɛst/
  • 1
    he contested the umpire's decision
    protestó contra la decisión del árbitro
    Example sentences
    • So it contests the theory of evolution while also accommodating much of the theories?
    • National threatens to dismantle workers rights to contest dismissal and also seek to reduce holiday entitlements.
    • None of the allegations made by the former pupils were contested.
  • 2
    presentarse como candidato a
    a hotly contested election
    unas elecciones muy reñidas
    six candidates were contesting the seat
    seis candidatos se disputaban el escaño
    Example sentences
    • The party's general council decided following the last election they would contest the next poll as an independent party, a spokesperson said.
    • Methodology was contested in the election of eight senators out of a total of 7,500 posts filled.
    • After the Russian troops left Chechnya by 1997, he contested the presidential election there.
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