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ad hominem attacking an opponent personally rather than attacking his or her argument. [1/2 definitions]
adversary a person, group, or thing opposed to another; opponent; enemy.
antichrist (cap.) in Christian theology, the formidable opponent of Jesus Christ who is predicted to appear before the Second Coming. [1/2 definitions]
back-pedal in boxing, to move rapidly backward from one's opponent. [1/3 definitions]
bye in a sports tournament, the situation of a contestant that is automatically passed on to the next round without having to face an opponent. [1/2 definitions]
check in chess, used to announce the fact that the king of one's opponent is under attack. [1/19 definitions]
checkmate esp. in the game of chess, to maneuver (an opponent) into an inescapable situation; bring about certain defeat for. [1/3 definitions]
clinch in boxing, the act of holding an opponent with the arms to impede hitting. [1/8 definitions]
counter3 in boxing, to deliver a blow while receiving or blocking one from one's opponent. [2/8 definitions]
dirty tricks (informal) unethical or illegal acts, esp. against a political opponent, designed to disrupt or undermine the opponent's activities, as during a campaign. [1/2 definitions]
diversion a maneuver that turns the attention of one's opponent away from the main point of action, as in military strategy. [1/3 definitions]
feint a movement or thrust in a misleading direction, or a slight attack at a misleading point, to draw one's opponent away from the real target, as in sports or military combat. [2/5 definitions]
foe an opponent or adversary in sports or the like. [1/5 definitions]
full nelson in wrestling, a hold in which both arms are pushed under the arms of the opponent from behind and both hands then pressed against the back of the opponent's neck.
grapple to struggle to master a difficult object, problem, or opponent (often fol. by with). [1/6 definitions]
halve in golf, to play (a hole or round) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent. [1/4 definitions]
hammerlock a hold in which a wrestler pulls one arm of an opponent backward and twists it upward.
harass to hinder or exhaust (an opponent) by repeated attacks. [1/2 definitions]
interfere in sports, to impede the movement of the ball or an opponent in a prohibited way. [1/5 definitions]
knockout in boxing, the act of defeating an opponent by knocking him down for a count of ten; KO. (See technical knockout.) [1/3 definitions]
KO abbreviation of "knockout," in boxing, the act of defeating an opponent by knocking him down for a count of ten. (see technical knockout.)