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contest

1 noun competition or electioncomórtas masc1  c m ucoimhlint fem2  c m ushe entered a singing contest chuir sí isteach ar chomórtas amhránaíochtait was a one-sided contest bhí sé aontaobhach mar chomórtasthe presidential contest was closely fought bhí coimhlint ghéar i rás na huachtaránachtathe contest for the leadership of the party an choimhlint le ceannaireacht a fháil ar an bpáirtícontest winner buaiteoir an chomórtais 2 verb take part in (competition, election) TRANSITIVEtéigh san iomaíocht le haghaidhbheith san iomaíocht faoi choinnehe's contesting the world title tá sé san iomaíocht i gcomhair chraobh an domhainthese matches are fiercely contested bíonn iomaíocht ghéar sna cluichí seo
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3 verb dispute (decision etc) TRANSITIVEcuir in aghaidhcuir in éadancuir i gcoinneshe's contesting the results tá sí ag cur in aghaidh na dtorthaí, níl sí sásta glacadh leis na torthaíthe decision was hotly contested by the unions chuir na ceardchumainn go láidir in aghaidh an chinnidh
phrases

there is no contest

1 one side will win easilythere was no contest between the teams ní raibh aon chomórtas idir na foirne, bhí foireann amháin i bhfad níos fearr ná an ceann eile 2 one alternative is clearly betterto go to work or stay in bed, there was no contest dul ag obair nó fanacht sa leaba, rogha éasca

no contest

(US) LAW 1 legal pleashe pleaded no contest to stealing ghlac sí gan chonspóid leis an gciontú as gadaíocht 2 BOX decision in boxingcoimhlint gan toradhthe fight was ruled a no contest rialaíodh gur coimhlint gan toradh a bhí ann

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