opponent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈpəʊnənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈpoʊnənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə pōnənt)


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opponent

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. an opponent of [abortion, slavery, reforms, change]
  2. a [worthy, tough, fierce, formidable] opponent
  3. [faced, took on, sidestepped, dodged] her opponent
  4. the opponent [tried, attempted, wanted] to
  5. [beat, defeated, hit, smashed, thrashed, dominated] the opponent
  6. boxing: [knocked, put] the opponent down (on the canvas)
  7. lost to his (fiercest) opponent
  8. will take on [any, every, each] opponent
  9. a match against (formidable) opponents
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