Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

catch
be the catcher
 
lose
fail to win
 
outfight
to fight better than; get the better of
 
ward
watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
 
immobilize
make defenseless
 
out-herod
surpass someone in cruelty or evil
 
oppose
set into opposition or rivalry
 
get back
get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
 
face
oppose, as in hostility or a competition
 
outsell
be sold more often than other, similar products
 
side
take sides for or against
 
concede
acknowledge defeat
 
discharge
release from military service
 
whelk
gather whelk
 
blockade
obstruct access to
 
put out
retire
 
die
to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
 
hunt
search (an area) for prey
 
battle
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
 
overreach
beat through cleverness and wit
 
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