Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

bluff out
deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
 
shell
use explosives on
 
fort
station (troops) in a fort
 
enter
become a participant; be involved in
 
rise
exert oneself to meet a challenge
 
catch
be the catcher
 
double-team
cover with two defensive players
 
place
finish second or better in a horse or dog race
 
hold
protect against a challenge or attack
 
bulldog
attack viciously and ferociously
 
place
assign to a station
 
out-herod
surpass someone in cruelty or evil
 
upset
defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
 
umpire
be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
 
home in
direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
 
develop
move into a strategically more advantageous position
 
outgeneral
surpass in generalship
 
ante
place one's stake
 
field
catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
 
sign up
join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate
 
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