Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

cover
play a higher card than the one previously played
 
disarm
remove offensive capability from
 
outfox
outdo someone in trickery
 
stand
withstand the force of something
 
steal
steal a base
 
outroar
roar louder than
 
race
compete in a race
 
count out
declare the loser
 
ambush
hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
 
shame
surpass or beat by a wide margin
 
undershoot
shoot short of or below (a target)
 
sweep
win an overwhelming victory in or on
 
enter
become a participant; be involved in
 
promote
be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
 
caddie
act as a caddie and carry clubs for a player
 
misplay
play wrong or in an unskillful manner
 
hunt
search (an area) for prey
 
poach
hunt illegally
 
fire
start firing a weapon
 
better
surpass in excellence
 
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