US: /ˈkɑntɛst/, /kənˈtɛst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

contest /kən'test/
  • danh từ
    • cuộc tranh luận, cuộc tranh cãi
      • beyond contest: không thể tranh cãi vào đâu được nữa
    • (thể dục,thể thao) cuộc thi; trận đấu, trận giao tranh
      • musical contest: cuộc thi âm nhạc
      • a baxing contest: trận đấu quyền Anh
    • cuộc chiến đấu, cuộc đấu tranh
    • động từ
      • tranh cãi, tranh luận (một vấn đề gì với ai)
        • to contest with someone: tranh cãi với ai
      • đặt vấn đề nghi ngờ không thừa nhận
        • to contest someone's right: không thừa nhận quyền của ai
      • tranh, tranh giành, tranh đoạt
        • to contest for a prize: tranh giải
        • the enemy contested every inch of ground: quân địch cố giành từng tất đất
      • tranh cử (nghị viện)
        • to contest a seat in the parliament: tranh một ghế ở nghị viện
        • a contested election: cuộn bầu cử có nhiều người ra tranh cử

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a competition in which people try to win sth: a singing / writing / beauty contest + to enter a contest
    2 ~ (for sth) a struggle to gain control or power: a contest for the leadership of the party
    Idioms: be no contest used to say that one side in a competition is so much stronger or better than the other that it is sure to win easily
    + verb [VN]
    1 to take part in a competition, election, etc. and try to win it: Three candidates contested the leadership. + The party has decided not to contest this election. + a hotly / fiercely / keenly contested game (= one in which the players try very hard to win and the scores are close)
    2 to formally oppose a decision or statement because you think it is wrong: to contest a will (= try to show that it was not correctly made in law) + The divorce was not contested.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 competition, match, tournament, championship, tourney, meet, game, rivalry, trial:
    The contest was won by a woman from Shropshire.
    2 strife, controversy, dispute, contention, debate, altercation, argument, velitation; conflict, struggle, fight, battle, combat, war:
    The contest is between those for and those against capital punishment.
    3 contend, argue, dispute, debate; challenge, (call into) question, oppose, counter, confute, object to, refute:
    David has decided to contest his father's will.

    Collocation dictionary


    close, closely fought, equal, even | one-sided, unequal
    The contest was too one-sided to be exciting.
    | open
    This contest is wide open: any of half a dozen teams could win it.
    | fair
    The other bidders for the contract complained that it had not been a fair contest.
    | exciting, good, great, thrilling | bitter | head-to-head
    The contestants are eliminated one by one until the last two compete in a head-to-head contest.
    | global, international, local, national, regional | election/electoral, gubernatorial, leadership, political, presidential | beauty, song, sporting, talent


    have, hold, run
    We have three major beauty contests a year. Sporting contests are held in the arena.
    | compete in, enter, take part in
    A third candidate has entered the contest for the Republican nomination.
    | win, lose


    take place


    during a/the ~
    During the election contest newspapers are not allowed to publish public opinion polls.
    | in a/the ~
    Both sides are predicting victory in this close contest.
    | out of a/the ~
    Jackson has injured his knee and is now out of the contest.
    | ~ against
    They won the doubles contest against the Williams sisters.
    | ~ between
    the contest between these two great boxers
    | ~ for
    the contest for the leadership of the party
    | ~ over
    In the animal kingdom intruders usually lose contests over territories.
    | ~ with
    The New Zealanders are looking forward to future contests with South Africa.


    be no contest
    (= used when one side in a contest is much stronger than the other and is sure to win),
    the winner of a contest

    1 in a competition


    bitterly, fiercely, hotly, keenly
    The election was bitterly contested.
    | successfully, unsuccessfully

    2 oppose


    fiercely, hotly, strongly, vigorously
    His views on evolution are strongly contested by other scientists.
    | successfully, unsuccessfully
    Defence lawyers successfully contested the case.

    Concise English dictionary

    +an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
    +a struggle between rivals
    +to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation