Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

dogfight
engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
 
take arms
commence hostilities
 
steamroll
overwhelm by using great force
 
send
assign to a station
 
fowl
hunt fowl
 
pitch
lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
 
face off
start a game by a face-off
 
tackle
seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
 
convert
score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
 
charm
protect through supernatural powers or charms
 
upset
defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
 
falcon
hunt with falcons
 
place
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
 
whistlestop
tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election
 
serve
do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function
 
sit
serve in a specific professional capacity
 
out-herod
surpass someone in cruelty or evil
 
play out
play to a finish
 
chop
hit sharply
 
defend
be on the defensive; act against an attack
 
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