Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

hit
hit the intended target or goal
 
fuse
equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
 
gang up
act as an organized group
 
shrimp
fish for shrimp
 
hack
kick on the arms
 
play
use or move
 
barnstorm
tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays
 
harass
exhaust by attacking repeatedly
 
field
play as a fielder
 
demilitarise
remove offensive capability from
 
take the cake
rank first; used often in a negative context
 
walk
give a base on balls to
 
hawk
hunt with hawks
 
convert
complete successfully
 
tourney
engage in a tourney
 
track down
pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
 
better
surpass in excellence
 
duel
fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
 
gamble
play games for money
 
square
turn the oar, while rowing
 
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